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27 September 2022

Derya Ozdemir Kaya will present research findings at the forthcoming PPE Webinar

On 11th October 2022, Dr Ozdemir Kaya will speak at a webinar organised by the independent think tank Public Policy Exchange (PPE) along with policy makers, sector representatives and experts. Drawing on our research, she will present the financial impacts of the pandemic on the care homes for older people and their staff and discuss both long-standing and more recent challenges the sector faces.

Tackling the Crisis in Care Homes: Rebuilding Social Care Capacity After the Pandemic, Meeting Funding and Staffing Shortfalls and Protecting the Most Vulnerable 

Date of Event: Tuesday, October 11th 2022

Time of Event: 9:30 AM — 1:00 PM

Place of Event: Webinar

Key Speakers

Neil Eastwood, Founder and CEO of Care Friends

Mike Padgham, Chair of the Independent Care Group

Dr Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba & Dr Cheyann Heap, Research Fellow & Research Associate at the University of York

Nadra Ahmed OBE, Executive Chairman of the National Care Association

Michael Voges, Chief Executive at ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators)

Dr Derya Ozdemir Kaya, Lecturer in Work and Organisation, University of Sussex

Dame Caroline Dinenage MP, Chair for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Carers


  • Discuss government spending strategies for adult social care and their adequacies for the challenges that face the sector over the next decade
  • Explore the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on adult social care sector, and discuss what opportunities this may provide for reform
  • Assess how care providers can address spiralling costs in care homes equitably
  • Examine the roots of the staffing crisis in the adult social care sector and how to address it, including recruitment and retention strategies of care home staff
  • Learn how to improve collaboration between key stakeholders including local authorities and care home providers
  • Learn about the growing role of private equity and hedge funds in care homes, and how that has affected the level of care and what this means for the sector’s future
  • Address the skills gap in the care home sector
  • Explore avenues for ensuring that the most vulnerable receive the social care they need
  • Assess means for coordinating quality care amongst the four nations
  • Analyse the impact of Brexit on recruitment and retention of adult social care workers
  • Consider how the use of technology can facilitate better services

To find out more and to register, please visit the PPE website by clicking here