Forging meaningful social connections is the obvious route to prevent loneliness. For those living alone, it can be hard to find ways to make those connections. One scheme that is helping tackle this issue is ‘Homesharing’. Programmes enabling homesharing have been around for decades, the first official schemes developing separately throughout Europe (including the UK) in the early 90s, but with limited media coverage. The main reason for the birth of this concept in Spain and Germany was the increasing demand for affordable student accommodation, however their role in preventing loneliness has also become evident.
There are significant changes in the wider community that are impacting on care including integration of health, housing and care, the rise of technology, changing demographics, emerging communities and pressures on workforce and funding.
The provision of great care in the future will rely on the Adult Social Care sector taking control of how it engages with these changes.
The conference is for CEOs, Trustees and Senior Teams and Leaders from across the social care sector, who are passionate about embracing the future. The NCF will also have in the audience their latest cohort of inspiring managers, identified through their NCF Rising Stars programme, who they know will be critical in shaping the future of great care.