Our Biggest Resource Matters - Care England 2019 Conference to Focus on The Workforce

The Care England 2019 conference and exhibition will shine a spotlight on the social care workforce and the steps it’s taking to meet the challenges of effective care delivery in today’s economic climate. With ‘Workforce matters’ as the theme, this prestigious event will take place at the Church House Conference Centre in London on Wednesday 13 November.

The speaker line-up is now taking shape with the following confirmed speakers sharing their expertise and experience. Rachel Smith, Head of Business Systems and Management Information at Orchard Care Homes, will give a presentation on a revolutionary, bespoke software project which delivers a fully optimised rostering system to deliver significant time and cost savings for Orchard Care Homes. By popular demand speaking for the second year running at the Care England conference will be Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of the TEC Services Association, who will present up to date research findings on how today’s IT systems can support the effective delivery of care. Other speakers will be announced shortly.
Improving the image of social care
Professor Martin Green OBE, Care England Chief Executive, says:
“Many people, including other professionals, fail to appreciate the value of the social care workforce, so we need to make them aware and adopt a more focused approach to recruitment, retention and training. We’re also interested in demonstrating the role of new technologies in developing new care services that are fit for the 21st century. This conference will further underline how a skilled and dedicated workforce sits at the centre of exemplary care”.
The day's programme will also feature an exhibition of products and services from leading organisations, plus a selection of informed seminars. All parts of the sector are welcome, not just Care England members, and for more information please visit
Martin Green continues:
“Workforce Matters will give providers pragmatic, tried and tested ideas to nurture their most precious resource; the workforce.  It is extremely good value and I look forward to seeing providers at Church House on 13 November for what promises to be another extremely useful day where we will get to the bottom of workforce matters”.



Notes to editors:

  1. Care England is the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care 
  2. Care England works to ensure that care services are commissioned fairly, efficiently and on a properly funded basis, to meet the true costs of providing quality care.  Care England analysis indicates that where known around one in five councils (20%) did not increase their base rates for either residential or nursing home placements in 2018/19 , despite  rising inflation and increased workforce costs.

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