The Dementia Challenge 2018-2020: Delivering Quality Care Today and Preparing for Tomorrow

Confirmed to Speak:

  • Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Deputy Speaker, House of Lords & Chair, Palliative Care Strategy Implementation Board for Wales
  • Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse/CEO, Dementia UK
  • Alison Murray, Head of Inspection - Adult Social Care, CQC
  • Gillian Leng, Director for Health and Social Care, NICE
  • Jan Zietara, Head of Program Delivery - South, Health Education England (HEE)
  • Rachael Litherland, Director, Innovations in Dementia
  • Personal Experience: Talk with two people living with dementia, Tracey Shorthouse & Carol Fordyce
  • Sue Sjuve, Chair, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS FT


In 2015, 850,000 people were living with dementia, and this number is projected to increase to more than two million by 2051. This is a growing – and costly – problem: dementia costs the UK an estimated £26 billion every year. Successive governments have aimed to tackle the problem, and most notably we are now entering the final stage of the Challenge on Dementia 2020, launched in 2015 by David Cameron. The final stage is meant to cover longer term actions aimed at delivering all of the 2020 Challenge’s 50 commitments.  

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to learn about what the future holds for dementia care in the coming months and years. Engaging with our expert panel and your peers, you will explore the practical steps you can take to rise to the final 2020 challenges and provide personalised, quality support for people living with dementia.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Comprehensive overview of the Government’s recent initiatives to tackle dementia
  • The final steps towards Dementia 2020: what progress has been made, and what more needs to be done?
  • The future of social care: how will it affect people living with dementia?
  • Improving assessment services and achieving earlier diagnoses
  • Ensuring that staff across the health & social care workforce are fully trained, supported and equipped to deliver effective and compassionate dementia care
  • Avoiding hospital admissions and the providing care in the community
  • National good practice in the provision of delivering quality dementia care
  • Empowering people living with dementia and embedding patient choice in your service

About the Event:

In the morning session you will explore the Government’s plans for supporting those living with dementia and the next steps for prevention, assessment and post-diagnostic care.

In the afternoon session you will learn from good practice case studies of supporting and engaging with people with dementia and their carers in personalised, community-based ways. The session will be highly interactive and will provide practical guidance on how you can develop your local service.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in dementia, including but not limited to: local authorities, CCGs, health & social care commissioners, care home managers, primary care staff, carers, charities, workforce development & training teams and elected members.


For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Tuesday 27th March 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Charities/Not-for-Profit | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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