Forthcoming Events

Being More Than A Provider gathering


Join in and come together for stories about action to inspire more action – led by people and communities and supported by providers…


This event is for you if are;

  • Someone who draws on social care who wants to shape a different future

  • Involved in exciting things in your community you want to share

  • A support provider helping make these things happen

  • Keen to connect, share ideas and capacity or develop new networks and initiatives

  • A commissioner or public servant in social care, health or beyond who thinks this might be the future

The gathering is taking place

On:   Wednesday 29th June 2022

From: 10.30am until 4.00pm

At: The Friend’s Meeting House, Manchester


The gathering organisers are taking the steps they can to reduce covid risk at the event and this information is available from them. Of course each of us has to make an individual judgement of risk depending on our circumstances.

See and share the flyer HERE  

Book a place HERE




Coming Autumn 2021 to Summer 2022


What’s it all about?

In May 2021 we launched the first findings of the Whose Social Care Future is it Anyway Inquiry. The Inquiry Group of people who draw on social care identified 5 key changes needed, made a series of “first asks” to kick off progress and outlined where next for the Inquiry. This series is part of those next steps. Over summer 2021 we talked with members of our movement and others. who play key roles in social care.


What’s next?

Following this we are going to dive deeper into the 5 key changes so that by next Summer, we can:


1) Paint a more detailed picture of what social care needs to do to make our shared vision a reality and

2) Use this to influence and plan action to bring that future about. In support of this we are excited to announce a partnership with Research in Practice who will be doing a major review of evidence that can underpin the 5 key changes.


This online series of debates and showcasing gatherings will be a key part of this next stage of the Inquiry.

The debates will allow us to get under the skin of each of the five key changes, bringing people with various kinds of experience and expertise together to explore: 

  • what the change might look like / involve

  • key issues offering opportunities or putting up barriers to change

  • ideas for practical action

As well as expert debate the sessions will give participants an opportunity to contribute their ideas and views. At each debate we will have observers reviewing what emerges from each session in order to help inform the inquiry by offering ideas and areas for focus and action. In parallel with the debates we will host sessions exploring some of the “glimpses of the future” we are gathering that link to each change.


The First three sessions, Communities Where Everyone Belongs, Living in The Place We Call Home and Leading the Lives we Want to Lead took place in November and December 2021 and February 2022 the recording and information can be found HERE


The outline programme… What’s coming up

We will release dates and details of each session in advance, where you will be able to book places.


Our usual pay if you can policy applies. We don’t expect people who draw on social care or family members to pay.  If you are able to pay we ask for £60 per event.


Event sponsors are very welcome – get in touch via We are an unfunded movement currently receiving no core or grant funding and need some income to cover co-production, admin and co-ordination costs.


Watch out for the booking link to session one and further dates for the other four sessions coming soon.

The link to the flyer for the above can be found here

If you would like to be part of helping to bring about #socialcarefuture’s vision and would like to be kept up to date with the work of the movement and opportunities to get involved, including future gatherings and events you can sign up here…. 

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