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Age UK's Services for Later Life 2012 Conference

Published on 24 May 2012 01:00 PM

Age UK announces its Services for Later Life 2012 Conference on Thursday 12 July 2012 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London

 Age UK is hosting its annual Services for Later Life Conference on 12 July 2012 in London. The event will bring service professionals together to explore the opportunities and challenges in designing, commissioning and delivering high quality services for older people.

Services for Later Life 2012 will focus on how service commissioners, developers and providers can rise to the challenges faced in the current economic climate with the changing landscape of health and social care. Often the hardest of times can be a catalyst for the best and most innovative changes and delegates will hear from high profile speakers covering a range of issues including refining services, integrating health and social care and the latest views on Social Impact Bonds (outcomes-based contracts).

Delegates from across the public, private and voluntary sectors will be able to find out more about how best to provide services for older people, whether they are free, charged for or co-produced. The high-profile line up of speakers includes:

  • Lord Adebowale, Chief Executive of social care organisation Turning Point and Dan Corry, Chief Executive of New Philanthropy Capital, who will talk about how the not-for-profit sector is responding to the challenges of cuts and public sector reform
  • Phil Hope, Director of Improving Care, who will speak about Social Impact Bonds and how they will effect service provision 
  • Dr. Gabriella Spinelli, Director of the Business Strategy and Innovation Programme at Brunel University, who will discuss the importance of service design

Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General at Age UK, said: "Despite tough economic times and sweeping changes to the health and social care sector, the outlook for services for older people doesn't have to be bleak. The hardest of times can bring out interesting, innovative and novel changes in the way these services are provided. Age UK's Services for Later Life Conference 2012 provides a timely opportunity for debate."

To book your place and to get more information about Age UK's Services for Later Life 2012 Conference visit

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For media enquiries relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland please contact the appropriate national office: Age Scotland on 0131 668 8055, Age Cymru on 029 2043 1562 and Age NI on 028 9024 5729.

Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged, dedicated to improving later life.

We provide free information, advice and support to over six million people; commercial products and services to well over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Our work focuses on five key areas: money matters, health and well being, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle. We work with our national partners, Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI (together the Age UK Family), our local Age UK partners in England and local Age Concerns. We also work internationally for people in later life as a member of the DEC and with our sister charity Help Age International.

Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and company number 6825798). Age Concern England and Help the Aged (both registered charities), and their trading and other associated companies merged on the 1st April 2009. Together they have formed the Age UK Group ("we").  Charitable services are offered through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity's trading companies, which donate their net profits to Age UK (the Charity).

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