Care at Home & Housing Support Conference 2024 – Insight Sessions #2


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‘Care Revolution – Time to Act’

Fraser Smith – Policy Lead (Ethical Commissioning & Procurement), Scottish Care

John Skouse – Strategic Inspector, Care Inspectorate

The delivery of rights based; person led care is dependent on the how it is commissioned. Yet across the country, we see chronic undervaluation and underinvestment, pushing providers to edge of financial viability and driving the short-term approach of allocating a ‘time and task’ as a way of managing people and services.

This joint session will explore the role of the Care Inspectorate in advancing ethical commissioning practice at partnership level through offering support for improvement. This includes an examination of the prevailing cultures across partnerships, the symbiotic relationship between commissioning and procurement, and adherence to the principles of choice and control.

Come along to support the design and implementation of ethical commissioning procedures through providing your expert insights on the necessary reforms for your services to work best.

Caroline Deane – Workforce Policy & Practice Lead, Scottish Care

Alan Povey – Specialist Lead | Centre for Workforce Supply, NHS Education for Scotland

Christiana Ekpete – Specialist Lead | Centre for Workforce Supply, NHS Education for Scotland

International recruitment into social care has grown tremendously over the last year to eighteen months to support recruitment and retention for the sector and reduce the number of outstanding vacancies being seen in care provider organisations.  This has been a welcome additional pathway to securing much needed and skilled workers to join social care teams across Scotland however, recent changes to Home Office policy has resulted in social care employers being unable to access the needed Certificates of Sponsorship to continue to employ overseas staff members.  This insight session will highlight guidance that has been produced and detail other measures of support available to the social care sector to ensure employers are fully informed when considering recruiting staff members from outside the UK.

Josh Hough – Managing Director, CareLineLive

With over 90% of home care providers now expected to have digital social care records we look at the case for going paper free and examine the key considerations when choosing between the 40 or so home care software providers in the UK market. From feature set to pricing, cyber security and accreditations we also look at the tech stuff, onboarding and support offerings as well as the all important terms and conditions.

Nicola Cooper – Technology and Digital Innovation Lead, Scottish Care

James Davidson – Care Technologist, Baillieston Community Care

Connor McFarlane – Care Technologist, Baillieston Community Care

Join Nicola Cooper, James Davidson and Connor McFarlane to hear more about how technology is being used in homecare to enhance relational care and support. This session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and get ideas for technology-based support that you can put into practice straight away.

Shanice Shek – Communications & Media Officer, Scottish Care

Empower yourself to influence change within the social care sector! Join our insight session on ‘How to make your voice heard’  and discover practical advocacy techniques to amplify your impact.

We will explore the vital role of advocacy in ensuring quality care and support. From building effective communication skills and navigating the complexities of the social care system, attendees will gain practical insights and strategies for advocating for themselves and others. Together, let’s drive positive change and make a meaningful impact in the social care landscape.

Wyn Fanshawe –  Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, MXAi Health

Professor Mario Rodriguez –  Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder, MXAi Health

A resource for Carers using genAi images to empower healthy behavioural change: 

We need innovative solutions to promote brain health and positive health behaviours in individuals receiving care at-home and amongst their support providers. Working in partnership with Scottish Cares Partners for Integration , MXAi Health is providing a technology platform that capitalises on the power of visual imagery to influence cognitive processes, emotions, and health behaviours. This interactive platform integrates personal narratives with compelling visual stimuli to identify barriers and enablers to positive behaviours. MXAi will help Carers develop meaningful relationships via personalised behavioural change plans, leading to enhanced mental wellbeing and healthy lifestyle choices of not only the person being cared for, but also the person who is doing the caring – in a stimulating, efficient and sustainable way

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