Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Social Care: More on Track (Day Two)


Event summary

Actual spending on social care has generally exceeded planning spending by anything up to a £1 billion a year. The aim of these two half-day webinars is to build greater realism and robustness into demand led social care plans and budgets so that this scale of difference can be avoided.


29 September 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:30

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£0.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

Everyone with an interest in seeing greater realism being built into adult social care and children's services budgets and plans including corporate directors, service directors, heads of service, and those involved in commissioning, finance and performance, corporately as well as those in service directorates.

How you will benefit from attending?

The two-day webinar will enable you to:

  • understand the hidden impact of coronavirus on current demand and what this will mean for future demand for 2021/22 and future years post-pandemic
  • appreciate the masking influence of COVID-19 grant funding on spending on the ground and what this will mean for 2021/22 and future years
  • know the value of adopting the CIPFA financial management code and planning to deliver good value in social care to build greater realism into plans and budgets
  • ensure these plans make the most of new legislative requirements such as the funding associated with the Domestic Abuse Act and the reform of the Mental Health Act
  • make sure that the most is made of the move to integrated care systems building on an earlier action learning workshop
  • hear about new developments in managing demand and securing greater value
  • learn how to secure one off funding to implement these initiatives

Dates and booking

This event will be by webinar in two half-day sessions on:

  • Tuesday 28 September, 1pm-3.30pm
  • Wednesday 29 September, 1pm-3.30pm

Delegates should book on the event on 28 September using a prepay place or payment, before confirming a complimentary place on the event on 29 September.


  • Accounting
  • / Capital finance
  • / Childrens services
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Health and social care
  • / Local government
  • / Risk management

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Speaker - Phil Harding

Phil Harding

Phil has over 40 years social care experience, including at board level, working with councils rated as outstanding and good for children’s services. Phil has been part of intervention teams where children’s services, and in some cases whole councils, have been under ministerial intervention supporting improvement of service ratings. He has been an expert witness to a select committee on the funding of children’s services. Phil has been an associate and adviser to CIPFA for over 20 years and has a particular interest in seeing children’s services being adequately resourced.