Sustainable Social Care Conference (held 20 April 2010)

This conference will share findings and both strategic and practical recommendations from the Sustainable Social Care Programme. The Programme is exploring how sustainable development approaches can help realise the vision of Putting People First and support the improvement and efficiency agenda including CAA. It is a joint initiative by DH and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), with support from the Improvement & Development Agency (IDeA) and the Sustainable Development Commission.


Sustainable Social Care: Learning Network (267kb PDF file) Local Government Information Unit (LGIU)


Workshop 1: Risk, resilience and adaptation to climate change

Community Resilience and Major Emergencies– Birmingham’s Experience and Perspective (613kb PDF file) Martin Tolman, Head of Birmingham Resilience Team

Workshop 2: personalisation and sustainability

Co-production and sustainability: involving communities in design and delivery (108kb PDF file) Lucie Stephens, Head of Co-production and Core Economy, new economics foundation

Time Together, Swansea: sustainable communities, sustainable lives (799kb PDF file) Rick Wilson, Chief Executive, Community Lives Consortium and Cathy Murray, Principal Officer, Learning Disability Services Division, City and County of Swansea

Workshop 3: Sustainability, the environment and quality of life

Walking for Health: connecting people and the natural environment (799kb PDF file) Stella Goddard, Health Programme Manager, Natural England

Designing for health and wellbeing (2.06mb PDF file) Richard Cass, Partner, Cass Associates, Public Space Commissioner, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Workshop 4: The Third Sector and sustainability: developing capacity and service user involvement

Rising to the challenge of sustainable development (139kb PDF file) Brian Watts, Chief Executive and Pat Kenny, Chair of Service Users Council, Equinox

Strengthening the social foundations of action on climate change (566kb PDF file) Faye Scott, Senior Policy Advisor, Green Alliance