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5th International Carers Conference
08 Jul 2010
New frontiers in caring: 2010 and beyond. Held at Leeds Royal Armouries
This conference brought together the international community of researchers, practitioners and those with an interest in caring to debate critical issues and exchange expertise and experience.
Programme

Day 1 - 09 Jul 2010

10:00
Baroness Jill Pitkeathley of Caversham OBE, Labour Peer
Welcome to conference by Session Shair

10:05
Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Forward
Welcome to Leeds

10:10
Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health
Keynote address

10:25
HRH The Princess Royal, President of The Princess Royal Trust for Care
Opening address: Recognising and supporting carers

10:40
Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow and Director of Health Innovation and Policy, Intel's Digital Health Group, USA
Keynote address: Embracing technologies and supporting families: the next wave of integrated health and care solutions By video

10:40
Simon Roberts, Co-Principal Investigator (Intel), Ethnography, Intel Digital Health Group
Keynote address: Embracing technologies and supporting families: the next wave of integrated health and care solutions

16:15
Jean Bakole, Director, Liaison Office to the European Union and Belgium, UN Habitat
Supporting care and caring in settlements and cities

16:15
Caroline Waters OBE, Director of People and Policy, BT, UK
Supporting carers in employment

16:15
Stephen Burke, Chief Executive, Counsel and Care
Funding care in Japan

16:15
Gail Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving
US Healthcare Reform and its impact on families

16:45
Jeremy Myerson, Director, Helen Hamlyn Design Centre
Design Technology and Quality of Life

16:45
Dame Carol Black DBE, National Director for Health and Work
Fit for Work

16:45
James Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, Social Market Foundation, UK
Comparing options for long-term care funding reform

16:45
David Behan CBE, Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health
A whole systems approach to health and wellbeing

17:15
Prof. Alexander Klapproth, Head of CEESAR, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Smart homes for the future: iHomeLab

17:15
Bruno Arbouet, Director General, ANSP, France
Mechanisms for funding family support services

17:15
Beatrice Romet, Project Manager, Pour la Solidarité
Challenges for Europe: sustainable care services and social protection

17:15
Madeleine Starr Head of Policy Development, Carers UK
Services to families: reconciling work and family life

17:45
Design, Technology and the Built Environment: Questions and discussion
17:45
Caring and Employment Issues: Questions and discussion
17:45
Funding, Financial & Legal Support: Questions and discussion
17:45
Health, Social Care and Well-being: Questions and discussion

Day 2 - 10 Jul 2010

09:30
Sue Littlemore, Journalist, Formerly BBC Social Affairs Correspondent
Welcome from Session Chair

09:35
Anup Khosla, Country Head and CFO, HelpAge India
Demographic challenges: the Indian response to the care crunch

09:55
Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, AARP
Entering World of Caregivers: Reducing Complexity

10:15
Paul Timmers, Head of Unit for ICT for Inclusion, Directorate-General Information Society & Media, European Commission
e-Strategies and assisted living: inclusive infrastructure and services

What's on now:
10:35
Zhongwei Zhao, Professor at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, College of Arts and Social Sciences, the Australian National University
China’s ageing population: demographics as an imperative for change

10:50
Questions and discussion: Session 5
15:55
Sandrina Sangers, Mezzo - Dutch Association for Carers & Voluntary Help
Caring and Employment Issues - Introduction by Chair

15:55
Ian Owen, Chairman, Partnership Assurance
Funding, Financial and Legal Support - Introduction by Chair

16:00
Lone Gaedt, Senior Consultant/ Physiotherapist, Centre of Robot Technology, Denmark
A technology approach to dementia care

16:00
Rob Anderson, Head of Living Conditions and Quality of Life, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, President of Eurocarers
The promotion of workplace rights for carers

16:00
Les Mayhew, Professor of Statistics in the Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance at Cass Business School and Director of Mayhew Harper Associates Ltd
The future funding of social care

16:00
Anne Roberts, Chief Executive, Crossroads Care
Models of carer support

16:00
Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Models of carer support

16:00
Gavin McGregor, Director of Communications and Development, Carers UK
Models of carer support

16:20
Shane Hayward-Giles, Programme Director, Carers Direct
Providing a National Information, Advice and Support Service for Carers: Carers Direct One Year On

16:30
Madeleine Starr, Head of Policy Development, Carers UK
Employers for carers: working futures

16:30
Nick Kirwan, Assistant Director, Health and Protection, Association of British Insurers
Private care insurance: options and access

16:45
Francesc Aragall, President and CEO, Design for All Foundation, Spain
Inclusive design: supporting families and communities

16:45
Dr Elizabeth Hanson and Lennart Magnusson, Directors, Swedish Family Care Competence Centre
Using technology to create communities of support

17:00
Professor Sue Yeandle, Co-Director, Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities, University of Leeds
Assistive technologies: sustaining caring and employment

17:00
Vickie Cammack, Executive Director, Plan Institute
Tools for ensuring financial and social well-being

17:05
Steve Barnard, Director of Information Systems and Emma Nichols, Senior Personalised Technology Co-ordinator, Hft
Fulfilling Lives: using Personalised Technology for adults with learning disabilities

17:05
Joan Hughes, Chief Executive, Carers Australia
The tyranny of distance?.....Carers in regional and remote areas of Australia

17:30
Design, Technology and the Built Environment: Questions and discussion
17:30
Caring and Employment Issues: Questions and discussion
17:30
Funding, Financial and Legal Support: Questions and discussion
17:30
Health, Social Care and Well-being: Questions and discussion
19:30
After dinner speeches: Day 2

Day 3 - 11 Jul 2010

11:00
David Brindle, Public Service Editor, The Guardian
Welcome from Session Chair

11:10
Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos Mori
Facing the global challenge of care

11:30
Professor Heinz Wolff, Emeritus Professor of Bioengineering at Brunel University
Social sustainability: contemporary technologies and managing care

11:50
Imelda Redmond CBE, Chief Executive, Carers UK
New frontiers in caring: 2010 and beyond

12:10
Questions and discussion: Session 10
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