Community Care’s biggest event of the year is set to take place today with a fantastic line up of speakers, plenary sessions and workshops alongside a massive exhibition.
New care services minister Ivan Lewis will kickstart Community Care Live 2006 with his keynote speech today at the Business Design Centre in London.
Other key speakers throughout the day today include Baroness Andrews, under-secretary of state at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Rod Morgan, chair of the Youth Justice Board and Andrew Cozens strategic advisor on children at IDeA.
Wednesday’s programme is topped off with Question Time hosted by Jeremy Vine with a panel including Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point, Dame Denise Platt, the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection and Allan Bowman, chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
And it’s not too late to attend – anyone wanting to get involved with this huge two-day event can register today at the Business Design Centre in Islington. You can also email your questions in advance to speakers from the plenary session and Question Time.
Louise Casey, head of the Respect taskforce in the Home Office, will start the speeches on the second day of the event on Thursday. Sessions on Thursday include ‘Improving Mental Health Services,’ ‘Making the vision in Our Health, Our Care, Our Say a reality,’ and ‘The Inappropriate use of Asbos’.
Beverley Hughes, the minister for children, young people and families will also address Community Care Live on Thursday.
Our dedicated team of writers will be reporting live from the event and coverage will be on our home page at www.communitycare.co.uk from lunch time today.
For more information go to http://www.communitycare.co.uk/cclive/index.htm