Programme: Wednesday 3 November
Registration opens: Coffee and Conversation
Delegates are invited to join for registration and morning refreshments, not to mention meeting our conference sponsors and networking before the programme begins.
26 months in 25 minutes
An overview of a tumultuous two years and how it has stress tested the housing-with-care model and, how well ‘we’ have performed so far! What is new, what has changed, and where are we heading now? This session sets the agenda for the day.
Names have Power
This session does a deep dive on why industry, customer and policy friendly terminology for housing-with-care is so essential to our success and growth. ARCO has undertaken an exhaustive piece of research on what terms work and we reveal exactly what the data shows.
Government has been dominated by the Covid-19 response which has tested our Health and Social Care infrastructure to breaking point. Where does the housing-with-care sector fit into the Build Back Better agenda and how Government might consider supporting the sector to realise its potential.
"The Devil is in the Detail": Why Policy Really Matters
Planning, consumer protection and tenure reform are the key to an improved customer proposition and a more accessible sector. In this session Gareth outlines the policy levers that need to be pulled, in what sequence, and what ARCO is doing to apply just the right amount of pressure.
"Extra Time" – Baroness Camilla Cavendish
Financial Times columnist and former No.10 advisor Camilla Cavendish talks about the themes from her brilliant book ‘Extra Time’ regarding how an older society can in fact be a better, more colourful and inclusive society and how housing-with-care is part of that future.
Without Data it’s just an Opinion
With tens of billions poised to be invested in the housing-with-care sector in the UK in the next decade, what are the key data points operators and investors need, and what needs to happen to the regulatory environment to provide the stability the sector needs?
Care is at the Heart of Everything
This session combines insight into operational care delivery in housing-with-care settings with an analysis of how the recent social care funding announcements might affect customer behaviour, as well as infrastructure investment in the social care sector.
The Elders – Mac Macartney
Sometimes you have to ‘zoom out’ to gain perspective. This inspirational talk explores the concept of ageing from different cultural perspectives. What can we learn from ancient cultures about what it is to be ‘an elder’ and how can we incorporate this thinking into our ‘epoch of ageing’?
Covid 19 has accelerated the growth of many things and the demise of others. This session distils all that we know about the sector’s current position in the fabric of society in 2021 and predicts our evolutionary trajectory.
The ARCO Annual Drinks Reception
To celebrate the end of our day one programme, join ARCO and sector peers for drinks in the beautiful Riverside Room overlooking the London Embankment. (subject to availability and RSVP)