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National Quarterly Meeting "Devolution: what it means for you"

Event Date:
Wednesday 22 June 2016
Frank Rifkin Lecture Theatre, Mayo Building, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford

10.30 – 11.00 Registration and refreshments


11.00 – 11.10 Chair’s welcome

Using devolution as a litmus test for a new model of dementia care and support

Alex Whinnom Chief Executive: Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation


11.10 – 11.25 What is devolution?

A chance to understand some of the basic tenets of devolution, what it means for people affected by dementia and the health and social care professionals

George McNamara Head of Policy & Public Affairs: Alzheimer’s Society


11.25 – 11.45 Dementia United - A new model for Greater Manchester

An overview of this strategic change programme and how it works in practice

Rachel Volland Senior Quality Improvement/ Programme Lead: Haelo


11.45 – 12.10 Nothing about me without me!

A discussion on how to ensure the views of people with dementia and their carers are central to the devolution agenda

Joy Watson/ Paul Thomas LWD: Dementia Havens/ Co-ordinator: DEEP

Jean Tottie Chair: Life Story Network & tide


12.10 – 13.00 Lunch


13.00 – 13.20 Telling it as it is

Influencing local commissioning and models of care / support

Ruth Eley Director & Vice Chair: Life Story Network


13.20 – 13.40 The Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale: Our approach to dementia care

Putting Social Principles at the heart of a new model of care and support for people living with dementia & family carers

Sheila Downey Director of Adult Services: Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG


13.40 – 14.00 Right care, Right Time & Right Place

The need for specialist care and support at home or close to home

Janice McGrory Nurse Consultant: Dementia Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


14.00 – 14.20 Break and refreshments


14.20 – 15.00 Panel Discussion – Q&A

What is going to be different?’ A chance to continue the discussions with our speakers.

George McNamara chairing

Mixture of: Rachel Volland, Joy Watson, Paul Thomas, Jean Tottie, Ruth Eley, Sheila Downey, Janice McGrory


15.00 – 15.30 Impact of devolution on Greater Manchester

A chance to discuss what devolution will mean for Greater Manchester and how it will help people affected by dementia.

Hazel Blears Chair: External Advisory Board for the Institute for Dementia, University of Salford


15:30 – 15:40 DAA Secretariat Update

An overview of what is happening in the National DAA

Phil Freeman Executive Lead: DAA


15.40 – 16.25 Facilitated Groups Discussion – shaping the agenda 

Key questions about devolution

Group Work


16.25 – 16.30 Chair’s Closing Remarks

Alex Whinnom Chief Executive: Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation


16.30 Close