A national virtual conference is being staged to set out how the preventative role of housing and domiciliary care can help England recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and use it as a catalyst for lasting change.
Recover, Reset, Regenerate will see practitioners from across the health, housing and social care system share their experiences and innovations.
Topics will include opportunities to transform care at home, where outcomes in the pandemic have been demonstrably better; effective remote support and assessments; and designing buildings with people and communities rather than for them.
Held on June 24, the conference is being organised by Foundations (the national body for home improvement agencies), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network.
Speakers will include James Bullion, president of ADASS; Alex Fox, CEO of Shared Lives Plus; Chris Naylor, senior fellow at The King’s Fund; and Bruce Moore, CEO of Housing 21.
Bullion said: “Supporting people to live independent fulfilled lives in a home of their own is at the heart of the work of Directors of Adult Social Services. That ambition has shown itself to be even more relevant in the circumstances in which we find ourselves today. We are delighted to be working with people across the housing and care sector to build on the learning and innovation we have seen over the last few months as we look to reset the system.”
Paul Smith, director of Foundations, said: “The pandemic has underlined the crucial, preventative role that housing plays and the ability of frontline workers to adapt and change quickly. This conference offers a chance for housing, health and care practitioners and policymakers to share their experiences, learn from others and network virtually.
“We have an opportunity to reset the whole system. Housing is central to that reset as staying home has protected the NHS and saved lives.”
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