Innovation in Care Conference 2023

  • 08:45
  • 09:30
    Welcome from the Conference Chair

    Our Conference Chair will provide an introduction to the conference, to our sponsors and partners, and summarise the agenda.

  • 09:35

    Future innovations in Care: Ben Maruthappu Founder and CEO will set the tone for the day, giving an insight into what the future can hold. His company Cera care is at the forefront of innovation, and he will give a vision of the possible and stretch the imagination of delegates.

  • 09:55
    Data Overview

    William Laing will respond to the keynote address with the Laing Buisson view of potential innovation in care and what the future holds.

  • 10:10
    The care workforce: The need to be innovative

    There are many ways that care providers can use innovate techniques to attract and retain staff. The panel of experts will give delegates guidance on how they can improve their recruitment and retention using innovative techniques and new modes of communication. The recruitment and retention of carers is one of the major issues for care providers, and this session will leave delegates with practical ways to innovate.

  • 10:55
    Networking & Refreshment Break



  • 11:10
    Investors discussion. What Innovative pathways are Investors in Care looking for?

    The experts from EY, Cow Corner and a real estate specialist (still to be specified) will lead a frank discussion on what sort of innovative pathways they are looking to invest in in care. They will guide care practitioners on how to position themselves in approaching potential investors.

  • 11:40
    Commissioning for Innovation

    There are some positive commissioning practices in local authorities which we want to highlight, and there are also sometimes blockages to innovative practice. The panel will engage local authority representatives, users of care, innovative care providers and academics in how local services can innovate to address the changing needs to community and society.

  • 12:30
    Networking Lunch
  • 13:30
    Debate: Is the possibility of innovation and digital transformation in care replacing people's ‘fantasy, nightmare or practical possibility’?

    The Innovation in Care Conference has made frank debate about the future its hallmark, and this year is no exception. Come ready with your own point of view to put to our experts on whether innovation and digital transformation has the potential to replace people in care.

    Is this a taboo subject or is it something we should be addressing head on?

  • 14:20
    Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 14:35
    Innovating the Built Environment

    It is important to innovate in how we support and care for people… and it is just as important to think about the places where people are cared for and supported. The built environment needs to evolve to offer new ways of caring for people. The panel experts will reflect on innovations in care for delegates to question and reflect on.

  • 15:25
    Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 15:40
    What have we learnt today: the summary

    Our skilled summariser will reflect back to delegates the key points of the day and round off for people to be able to leave refreshed and ready to innovate.

  • 15:55
    Closing comments from the Chair
  • 16:00
    Drinks Reception
Conference Tickets
Conference Director, LaingBuisson
Founder and Executive Chairman, LaingBuisson
Managing Director, Autumna
Principal, Life3A
Business Solutions Director, Cohesion Recruitment
Chief Commercial Officer, Lilli
Head of Health, Social Care and Wellbeing, Esri
Head of Adult Social Care Policy, CQC
VP and Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), LeadingAge
CEO, Florence
CEO, Service Robotics
Managing Director. Mutual Ventures
Head of Care and Wellbeing, Retirement Villages
CEO, Cera Care
Partner, Cow Corner
CEO, Principle Care Homes
Founder, HealthMoni
CEO, CareMatch
Person of lived experience
Head of Business Services, Oakland Care
Chief Strategy Officer, Sensio
Partner and Head of UK Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, LSE
Founder and Managing Director, Smooth Digital
General Manager, Care Services, Bupa Global & UK
UK CEO, Home Instead
CEO, National Care Forum