In Control at Conservative Party Conference

In Control has been invited to attend a number of fringe events at this year's Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

Julie Stansfield, our chief executive will be attending the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) roundtable on 'Collaborating on care - shaping the future relationship between practice and social care'.

Alongside questions around the future of funding for care, the debate will also focus on how to address the divide between the provision of health and social care and deliver more integrated services to patients whose needs cut across professional and organisational boundaries.

Attendees include:

  • Dr Paul Charlson - Chair, Conservative Health
  • Lord Adebowale - CEO, Turning Point
  • Sarah Pickup - President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
  • Andrea Sutcliffe - Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
  • Jeremy Taylor - Chief Executive, National Voices
  • Rob Holland - Senior Parliamentary Officer, Mencap
  • Julie Stansfield - Chief Executive, In Control
  • Dr Helena Johnson - Chair, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Ann Green - Chair, Allied Health Professions Federation
  • Gail Beer - Consultant Director, 2020 Health
  • Dr John Middleton - Vice-President, Faculty of Public Health
  • Chai Patel - Chair, HC-One
  • Prof Sue Bailey - President, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Cllr Andrew Gravells, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Gloucestershire County Council, member of LGA Community Wellbeing Board
  • Jeremy Hughes Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society
  • Anna Dixon, Policy Director, King's Fund
  • Professor Nigel Mathers - Vice Chair, RCGP
  • Neil Hunt - Chief Executive, RCGP
  • Mark Thomas - Head of Policy and Public Affairs, RCGP
  • Vanita Patel - Policy Officer, RCGP

In addition to this event, In Control will also be attending a Demos dinner on prepaid cards in public services and welfare.  Prepaid cards, which are very similar to debit cards are already used by around 40% of local councils, mainly for personal budgets in social care. This payment method not only helps to further financial inclusion for the consumer but also provides more streamlined administration by removing paper-based processes and improved monitoring of spend. As personal budgets are being rolled out in a wider range of service areas, including health and children's services, prepaid cards could be used more widely, and crucially could help integrate health and care budgets.

Speakers at the dinner include:

  • Julie Stansfield, Chief Executive In Control
  • Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform
  • Teresa Perchard, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Richard Hawes, Chief Executive, Scope
  • Brian Pomeroy, Former Chair, Financial Inclusion Taskforce
  • Jonty Oliff-Cooper, Director of Policy and Strategy, A4E
  • James Harborne, Head of Public Affairs, MasterCard
  • Matt Mayo, Head of Business Development, MasterCard
  • Claudia Wood, Deputy Director, Demos

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Last Updated : 09 October 2012. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.