This West Sussex conference is free to attend and designed for professionals and people using services, from across health and social care, the voluntary and community sector, local authorities, education and health.

Through panel discussion, debate, and round table discussions, delegates will explore how partnership working across the public sector and the voluntary and community sector achieves safe and successful outcomes in health and social care. 

It also showcases projects led by the third sector that have resulted in better outcomes for local communities, or people using health and social care services.

Delegates receive a Certificate of Attendance so time spent can count towards your CPD.

Programme

9.10am

Registration and refreshments

9.30am

Welcome from morning chair: Nik Demetriades, Chief Executive, 4Sight

9.40am

Keynote speech: Sue Livett, Managing Director, Aldingbourne Trust

9.55am

Panel debate: Simply the best

Charities and social enterprises are independent, raise their own money, and engage with the private sector and the community through funding and philanthropy. 

For health and social care services and projects to have the best outcomes for people in our community it is vital that our district councils, CCGs, and the local authority strategically engages with the Community and Voluntary sector.

This panel debate explores how partnership working across the public and third sector results in sustainable and better outcomes for our communities.

Chair: Nik Demetriades, Chief Executive, 4Sight

Diane Henderson, Chief Executive, Age UK West Sussex

Kevin Richmond, Chief Executive, Sussex Community Foundation

Councillor Debbie Kennard, District Councillor - Adur, and Deputy to the Cabinet Member for Children - Start of Life, West Sussex County Council (invited)

Lev Pedro, Public Services Senior Officer, NCVO  (invited)

10.15am

Q&A

10.30am

Group sessions 1: Showcasing best practice in our community (attend one of the following)

Session A: Your benefit

Working with older people to increase uptake of attendance allowance and other benefits.

Romaine Shiel and Liz Ansell, Age UK West Sussex

Session B: How we are raising £5 Million

Sue Livett, Managing Director, Aldingbourne Trust

Session C: Partnership working

Philippa Thompson, Chief Executive, Sussex Oakleaf

Session D: Get Yourself Active! Working in partnership to support disabled people to participate in sport.

Rebecca Smicle, Chief Executive, Independent Lives

Kirsty Mulvey, Engagement and Research Officer, Disability Rights UK

Session E: Listening Tours

Exploring the health and social care issues and priorities of a community.

Sally Dartnell, Chief Executive, Healthwatch West Sussex

11.05am

Group sessions 2 (repeated): Showcasing best practice in our community (attend one of the following)

Session A: Your benefit

Working with older people to increase uptake of attendance allowance and other benefits

Romaine Shiel and Liz Ansell, Age UK West Sussex

Session B: How we are raising £5 Million

Sue Livett, Managing Director, Aldingbourne Trust

Session C: Partnership working

Philippa Thompson, Chief Executive, Sussex Oakleaf

Session D: Get Yourself Active! Working in partnership to support disabled people to participate in sport

Rebecca Smicle, Chief Executive, Independent Lives

Kirsty Mulvey, Engagement and Research Officer, Disability Rights UK

Session E: Listening Tours

Exploring the health and social care issues and priorities of a community

Sally Dartnell, Chief Executive, Healthwatch West Sussex

11.40am

Refreshments

12.00pm

Come together: round ups from groups sessions

Facilitators from each group session

12.30pm

Q&A

12.35pm

Lunch and networking

1.30pm

Group sessions 3: Showcasing best practice in our community (attend one of the following)

Session A: Sparks

Philippa Thompson, Chief Executive, Sussex Oakleaf

Session B: Spacehive

Crowdfunding to energise community engagement

Lydia Schilbach, WSCC Partnerships & Communities Team, West Sussex County Council 

Session C: Medway Time Credits

Reducing health inequalities and strengthening community cohesion.

Smitha Campbell, Project Manager, Medway Time Credits

Session D: Living well before you die

How to talk about planning for death

Katherine Wynne, Director of Services, Independent Lives

Aly Dickinson, Co-ordinator, Living Well Dying Well, and Secretary, End of Life Doula UK 

2.05pm

Group sessions 4 (repeated): Showcasing best practice in our community (attend one of the following)

Session A: Sparks

Philippa Thompson, Chief Executive, Sussex Oakleaf

Session B: Spacehive

Crowdfunding to energise community engagement

Lydia Schilbach, WSCC Partnerships & Communities Team, West Sussex County Council

Session C: Medway Time Credits

Reducing health inequalities and strengthening community cohesion.

Smitha Campbell, Project Manager, Medway Time Credits

Session D: Living well before you die

How to talk about planning for death.

Katherine Wynne, Director of Services, Independent Lives

Aly Dickinson, Co-ordinator, Living Well Dying Well, and Secretary, End of Life Doula UK 

2.40pm

Refreshments

2.55pm

Panel discussion: It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it, and that's what gets results

Added value – what do local authorities, district councils and CCGs gain from working with the Voluntary and Community Sector?

Afternoon Chair: Philippa Thompson, Chief Executive, Sussex Oakleaf

Sally Tabbner, Chief Executive, Dementia Support

Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, West Sussex County Council (invited)

Sally Dartnell, Chief Executive, Healthwatch West Sussex

Jennie Musgrove, Chief Executive, Carers Support

3.30pm

Q&A

3.40pm

What now? 

Summary of the day and what are you going to do next?

Afternoon Chair: Philippa Thompson, Chief Executive, Sussex Oakleaf

3.45pm

Conference ends

Programme subject to change.

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