NLGN Research Project Launch: Social Care Commissioning

Kindly Supported by Adults with Learning Disabilities Services Forum and Learning Disability Coalition

We are pleased to announce the launch of our major research project on Social Care Commissioning, taking place on Tuesday 22nd November 2011, from 10.30am – 12.00pm in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons. Spaces are being booked up quickly so we advise early registration via the link below. The morning will feature high-level contributions from the Social Care Institute for Excellence and Local Authority decision-makers. Speakers include:

• Allan Bowman, Chair, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
• Jim Graham, Chief Executive, Warwickshire County Council

Social care commissioners face a deeply challenging future. The UK’s aging population is storing up major cost pressures, which will only be exacerbated by cuts to council grants of 28%. Even with the extra £1bn pledged by the chancellor, the stakes are high for social care providers and the people they serve.

The key to successfully navigating the challenges ahead for both councils and providers is to develop a clear, shared account of what excellent commissioning practice and service provision will look like over the next five years. This project analyses social care commissioning within this new and more complex order.

To confirm your attendance please register here. Please do respond early to secure a place and feel free to alert relevant colleagues to this event. If you have any further questions please contact Richard Mason on 02074692663 or at RichardMason@nlgn.org.uk.