Health and Social Care: The Challenge Facing the Central South

Joint Seminar with the University of Winchester chaired by Steve Brine MP

Health and Social Care: The Challenge Facing the Central South

Date: Thursday 22 March 2018, 18:15   Venue:  The Stripe, University of Winchester, SO22 4NR


One of the greatest challenges facing our public services will be meeting the demands placed on health and social services by demographic changes. By 2039 over 65’s will make up 1 in 4 of the population, up from 1 in 5 today.

These changes will exacerbate the financial pressure local councils and the health services already face.  Hospitals will see more beds occupied by older people with complex conditions.

The challenge is not just one for public services. The health challenges older people face can put pressure on their families, and on our economy. Family carers will need to take time off work, will face financial pressures and may even themselves become ill through the stresses of caring.

How can we solve this challenge? The University of Winchester and the Southern Policy Centre are hosting a seminar to explore possible answers to that question. Confirmed speakers are:

  • Lord Geoffrey Filkin – Chair, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Alex Whitfield – Chief Executive, Hampshire Hospitals’ Foundation Trust
  • Graham Allen – Director of Adults’ Health & Care, Hampshire County Council

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after speakers’ presentations. Our aim is to further debate, help generate a shared understanding of the challenge and begin the discussion on how we can collectively meet it.

Refreshments will be served at 18:15 and the evening of talks and discussions will begin at 18:45 and should finish at approximately 21:15.

Free to attend but seat reservation is essential via:

www.winchester.ac.uk/socialcare

public.lectures@winchester.ac.uk

01962 827632