Social Care Conference

Leadership Tax and VAT Accounting and reporting Governance, regulation and compliance Financial sustainability Risk

Thursday 10 June 2021

Join CFG’s dedicated event for charity finance teams and leaders working in the social care sector to get up to date on the current landscapeincluding funding pressuresstaff retention, the latest regulatory updates and more. 

The funding shortfall for the social care sector has created enormous challenges for organisations involved in social care services. The increased demand during Covid-19, the uneven government response in the latest Budget, and the impact of Brexit have compounded longstanding financial pressures and workforce issues.

With rising costs and income under pressure, providers have had to stretch resources further to ensure that those in need are not left without support

This conference is designed to provide a broad look at the social care sector and help finance professionals to address the issues that are specific to, and most urgent to adult social care services. It is also a valuable opportunity to connect with peers from across the UK. 

Who should come along to this event? 

This event is open to CFG members and non-members, and will be particularly useful for finance managers and heads of finance operating in adult social care delivery, such as professionals from residential care, disability support organisations, hospices and healthcare organisations. View the full programme below.  

How to book 

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About CFG events and membership 

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Amanda Ashworth, Project Manager - Recruitment and Retention, Skills for Care

Juliet Green, Project Manager, Skills for Care

Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow, Social Care, The King’s Fund

Emma Robotham, Indirect Tax Senior Manager, Cooper Parry

09:30 – 09:40


09:40 – 10:00

The challenges and opportunities for the social care sector after Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly hard on the social care sector, its staff and the people of all ages who use its services. This session will discuss what challenges and opportunities have been revealed by the pandemic and how the sector will shape going forward.  

10:00 – 10:15

Breakout rooms discussion

10:15 – 10:30

Feedback and Q&A

10:35 – 10:55

Regulation update

This session will provide the attendees with updates on the latest regulation changes to the social care sector and will help you to stay up to date with quality and safety responsibilities.

10:55 – 11:10

Breakout rooms discussion

11:10 – 11:25

Feedback and Q&A

11:30 – 11:50

Recruitment and retention

Finding and keeping good staff has been a big challenge for social care providers even before the Covid-19 outbreak. With additional pressure on the sector caused by the pandemic the strain of recruiting and retaining staff has increased. This session will explore recruitment issues in the sector including Brexit and the impact of foreign workers, how best to manage high turnovers of staff and the main issues around pay and sleep-ins.

Amanda Ashworth, Project Manager - Recruitment and Retention, Skills for Care 

Juliet Green, Project Manager, Skills for Care

11:50 – 12:05

Breakout rooms discussion

12:05 – 12:20

Feedback and Q&A

Mid-day break

14:00 – 14:20

Perspective: Local Government Authority

A Local Government Authority will give their viewpoint of working with social care providers, discussing the main challenges they faces, how they create contracts and what they look for in potential suppliers and partners.

14:20 – 14:35

Breakout rooms discussion

14:35 – 14:50

Feedback and Q&A

14:55 – 15:15

Funding - Exploring the landscape and funding models

Funding is one of the biggest battles that those working in the social care sector face.

This session will look at the potential impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on funding to the sector as well as the issue of organisations taking on contracts that do not fully cover costs, and will then go on to look at different funding models for social care.

Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow, Social Care, The King’s Fund

15:15 – 15:30

Breakout rooms discussion

15:30 – 15:45

Feedback and Q&A

15:50 – 16:10

The finances: VAT and welfare

This final session will look at the various VAT reliefs that social care providers can make use of which will help support income.

Emma Robotham, Indirect Tax Senior Manager, Cooper Parry

16:10 – 16:25

Breakout rooms discussion

16:25 – 16:40

Feedback and Q&A

Charities - Members - Early Bird Rate£80.00
Charities - Non-members£155.00
Corporate - Members£250.00
Individual - Members - Early Bird Rate£80.00
Individual - Non-members£155.00