Considering resource beyond the graph of doom: Leaders’ Forum (online)
The issue of resources for social care and wider welfare services has understandably been a consistent preoccupation over the last decade. The dominant focus has been on how to provide effective services in a time of diminishing resources and increasing demand, and colleagues across the sector will be familiar with the ‘graph of doom’ and similar evidence highlighting the funding gap. Less attention has been paid to the economic argument for social care and welfare services.
At this year’s Leaders’ Forum, we will explore a whole system view of how welfare and care is resourced beyond financial funding, and consider the wider economic benefits of welfarism. Examine what we mean by inclusive economic growth and the role of social care within this, as well as reviewing evidence from initiatives designed to unleash more community or social resource. You will be encouraged to think about resource in the widest possible terms, including community capacity, in order to change the narrative around how social care contributes to public value.
Leaders’ Forum brings together colleagues from statutory and voluntary sector organisations, policy and academia to interrogate the evidence base and share experiences around the link between funding and outcomes.
- Adam Lent from New Local will provide an overview of the community paradigm, and why public services need radical change and how it can be achieved.
- Faisal Mir from Hertfordshire County Council will share how they have made the case for resources.
- Jessica Prendergrast from The Onion Collective will discuss attachment economics.
- Rokshana Fiaz will share the London Borough of Newham Council’s approach to community wealth building.
- Charlotte Alldritt from the Centre for Progressive Policy will make the case for inclusive growth.
- Professor Brid Featherstone from the University of Huddersfield will look at child protection and how we can building back fairer from COVID-19.
- Professor Jon Glasby of the IMPACT centre will discuss what cost-effectiveness and return on investment looks like in adult social care.
- Professor Tony Bovaird from Governance International will look at why our analysis must go beyond the graph of doom.
Leaders’ Forum brings together senior leaders to debate key challenges and share ideas and solutions. The forum will include sector-specific breakout sessions, as well as sessions for leaders across the adults’ and children’s sectors.
Directors, Assistant Directors and strategic managers from Partner organisations across the Research in Practice network.
Leaders’ Forum will be taking place online on Microsoft Teams. This will be delivered alongside an in-person event at the Edgbaston Park Hotel in Birmingham.
Delegates will have the opportunity to share practice and network with fellow partners from the comfort of their own home. Leaders’ Forum brings together colleagues from statutory and voluntary sector organisations, policy and academia to interrogate the evidence base and share experiences around the link between funding and outcomes.
Request your place using the button above. There is a limited number of places that will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and in line with partners’ membership. Please note adding this event to your calendar does not confirm your place at this event.
PQS:KSS - Lead and govern excellent practice | Creating a context for excellent practice | Designing a system to support effective practice
CQC - Effective | Well led | Responsive | Caring
PCF - Intervention and skills | Contexts and organisations | Professional leadership
RCOT - Develop intervention | Collaborative | Support development | Demonstrate quality