Key Points
  • Hear how the delivery of multi-agency and high-quality services improve the lives of older people
  • Understand how the effective implementation of an Ageing Well Strategy impacts on the experience of people growing older
  • Facilitate the culture change required within the health service to improve the personalisation of mental health care for older adults
  • Learn how to meet the needs of older people both within their homes and in sheltered housing, retirement villages and care homes
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • (Chair) Chris Walsh, Chief Executive, Wise Age & Chair, Positive Ageing in London (PAiL)
  • (Keynote) Kate Jopling, Director of Programmes, International Longevity Centre (ILC)
  • Sue Adams OBE, Chief Executive, Care & Repair England
  • Anna Whitty MBE, Chair, London Community Transport Strategic Forum, and Chief Executive, Ealing Community Transport
  • Jill Mortimer, Policy Manager, Age UK
  • Dr Bethan Morris, Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow, Healthcare Inspectorate
  • Jacqueline Tyson, OT Technical Instructor, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Langworth Ward Innovation Project) – *Winner of the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2017*
  • Sarah Thompson, Head of Older People's Services, Peabody
  • Nimalini Ajith, Joint and Bone Health Physiotherapist, Better Bones Kingston Service, Public Health Department of Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames
  • Gemma Black, Commissioning and Contracts Manager and Age-Friendly Lead, Liverpool City Council
  • Professor Alexander Murdock, Emeritus Professor, London South Bank University


By 2030, one in five people in the UK (21.8%) will be aged 65 or over.* It is vital that strategies are in place to ensure older people can access high-quality services.

Join us at Westminster Insight’s Improving Older People’s Services Conference to explore the current landscape of older people’s services, learning how to delivery high-quality and multi-agency services to maximise the impact on older people’s health and wellbeing.

Our conference will be split into 3 distinct areas: mental wellbeing, housing and tackling social isolation. You’ll hear how local government initiatives can improve the experience of older people throughout all stages of their lives. Gain an understanding of how culture change within the health service can help to ensure the delivery of personalised mental health care in older adults. And learn from the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales on preventing falls through high-quality pathway care for older adults.

Our expert panellists will share insights and strategies into identifying older people at risk of facing difficulty accessing services, to ensure that they receive the care and support they require. Learn how preventive care can engage adults at risk of osteoporosis, and decrease the pressure placed on the health service by developing the condition.

Join your peers from the NHS, local government, housing, and the community and charity sector to explore innovation in older people’s services and strategies that will ensure that you will deliver high quality and sustainable services for our ageing population.

*Office for National Statistics

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

 

09:30 - 09:40
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Chris Walsh Chief Executive, Wise Age & Chair of Positive Ageing in London (PAiL)

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09:40 - 10:20
Keynote Address: Supporting independence and wellbeing in later life – joining up services from Sure Start to Social Prescribing

 
  • The need for joined up support to promote independence in wellbeing in later life
  • Efforts to bring together support for older people across statutory and voluntary sectors over recent decades: from the social exclusion agenda to loneliness
  • Examples of practice from around the country
  • Future opportunities and challenges
 

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Kate Jopling Director of Programmes - Interim, International Longevity Centre UK

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10:20 - 10:50
Improving Personalised Mental Health Care for Older People in an Inpatient Environment

 
  • Supporting patients to communicate their needs and provide them with a voice in their care
  • Engaging patients and their carers when introducing Quality Improvement Projects
  • Enacting a culture change: engaging staff to improve outcomes for patients

    Questions and Discussion: 10:40-10:50

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Jacqueline Tyson OT Technical Instructor, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Dawn Parker Quality and Assurance Lead with LPFT Older Adult Division, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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10:50 - 11:20
Networking and Refreshments

 

11:20 - 11:45
Meeting the Housing Needs of Older People in Sheltered Housing, Retirement Villages and Care Homes

 
  • Developments in the market of housing for older people
  • Understanding trends in older people's preferences 
  • Co-agendas and active engagement of older people 
  • Possible emerging models of staff and community support 


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Professor Alexander Murdock Emeritus Professor, London South Bank University

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11:45 - 12:30
Supporting Older People to Live Safely in Their Own Homes to Maximise Independence and Wellbeing

 
  • Delivering better outcomes for older people who want and are able to live at home
  • Improving the safety and accessibility of older people’s homes to better facilitate independent living
  • Enabling older people to remain active and involved with their families, friends, and communities

    Joint Questions and Discussion: 12:15 – 12:30 

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Jill Mortimer Policy Manager, Age Uk

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Sue Adams OBE Chief Executive, Care & Repair England

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12:30 - 13:05
Panel Discussion: Identifying Vulnerable and Hard to Reach Older People to Offer Improved Access to Services and Combat Social Isolation

 
  • Ensuring that people are supported to access the care and help required
  • Understanding the barriers to engaging with services and initiatives to minimise gaps in service provision
  • Exploring the impact of transport on the ability of older people to access services and improve their wellbeing
  • Gaining insight into diversity amongst older people to provide services for people from all walks of life effectively
  • Implementing social prescribing strategies to address older people who fall through the net 

    Joint Questions and Discussion: 12:50 - 13:05

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Sarah Thompson Head of Older People's Services, Peabody

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Anna Whitty MBE Chair, London Community Transport Strategic Forum, and Chief Executive, Ealing Community Transport

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13:05 - 13:30
Case Study: Establishing Age-Friendly Communities to Improve the Experience of Older People in Later Life

 
  • Fostering healthy and active ageing to improve independence and wellbeing for older people
  • Encouraging the uptake of activities and services which aim to reduce loneliness and social isolation
  • Promoting the use of assistive technology to support older people living at home

    Questions and Discussion: 13:20 – 13:30


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Gemma Black Commissioning and Contracts Manager and Age-Friendly Lead, Liverpool City Council

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13:30 - 14:30
Networking Lunch

 

14:30 - 15:00
Reviewing Integrated Falls Pathway Care for Older People to Increase Prevention and Improve Recovery

 
  • Understanding the impact of poor physical and mental health on the likelihood of older people falling to identify those at risk
  • Identifying opportunities for intervention by health and social care, housing, voluntary and independent organisations
  • Exploring the National Report on integrated falls pathway care in Wales to identify what works well currently and what requires improvement

    Questions and Discussion: 14:50 – 15:00 

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Dr Bethan Morris Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow, Healthcare Inspectorate

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15:00 - 15:20
Case Study: Implementing Preventive Care Services to Reduce the Impact of Long-Term Health Conditions

 
  • Combining exercise and education to provide older people with the tools they need to improve their health
  • Identifying those at risk of developing a long-term condition to engage them in preventive behaviours
  • Increase awareness of the impact of lifestyle choices on health to improve uptake of services and keep people physically active in later life

    Questions and Discussion: 15:15 – 15:20 

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Nimalini Ajith Joint and Bone Health Physiotherapist, Better Bones Kingston Service, Public Health Department of Royal Borough of Kingston-upon

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15:20 - 15:25
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Sue Adams OBE Chief Executive, Care & Repair England

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Nimalini Ajith Joint and Bone Health Physiotherapist, Better Bones Kingston Service, Public Health Department of Royal Borough of Kingston-upon

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Gemma Black Commissioning and Contracts Manager and Age-Friendly Lead, Liverpool City Council

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Kate Jopling Director of Programmes - Interim, International Longevity Centre UK

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Dr Bethan Morris Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow, Healthcare Inspectorate

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Jill Mortimer Policy Manager, Age Uk

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Professor Alexander Murdock Emeritus Professor, London South Bank University

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Dawn Parker Quality and Assurance Lead with LPFT Older Adult Division, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Sarah Thompson Head of Older People's Services, Peabody

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Jacqueline Tyson OT Technical Instructor, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Chris Walsh Chief Executive, Wise Age & Chair of Positive Ageing in London (PAiL)

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Anna Whitty MBE Chair, London Community Transport Strategic Forum, and Chief Executive, Ealing Community Transport

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Venue details

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT

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