Although we are all still responding to the pandemic, there is now a roadmap for coming out of lockdown and our organisations are having to think ahead to the next financial year and beyond – forecasting, planning and preparing for recovery. With that in mind, Age UK is planning a series of events to help you prepare for recovery.
Whatever the individual position of our organisations, it is clear we will be stepping out into a different world, where the needs and immediate priorities of older people and their carers will have changed; new organisations will have identified market opportunities and become our competitors; the ways in which we deliver some of our operations and services may no longer be appropriate and will need to change to be relevant for the future.
We also know that recovery can be a time of high risk for organisations, where careful assessment and planning is needed to ensure ongoing sustainability and survival.
Take a look at our upcoming events to help you prepare for recovery below. You can book your place for the first webinar now, find out all the details here. Further information about the later workshops, including how to sign up will follow but we hope this helps in terms of getting the dates in your diaries. Please invite colleagues as appropriate.
|Event||What this will cover||Date||Suggested Audience|
|Building Back Better – how to survive the recovery phase. |
|The end of lockdown / easing of restrictions will bring many opportunities to restore services but the recovery phase of any economic cycle also brings increasing risks and is unfortunately the time when many businesses fail. |
This session will explore future prospects for the network and discuss the key issues for our organisations to consider.
Click here to book your place.
|10 March |
11am – 12.30pm
|Chairs, trustees, CEOs and Finance Managers|
|Finance Network – ‘Opportunities, risks and considerations for the recovery’ |
|Complementing the 10 March event, this will focus more directly on issues affecting Brand Partners: |
The return of income streams
The future of sustainable service delivery
The cost of change (and of not changing)
From crisis mode to strategic financial planning.
Sign up details to follow.
|24 March |
|CEOs, Chairs, Treasurers, and Finance Managers.|
|Engaging with your local health systems |
|Changes within local health systems could present new opportunities for the network. We will be running a series of events to help you hear directly from health colleagues, find out more and explore these opportunities.|
Sign up details to follow.
|31 March |
4pm – 5pm
Further workshops to follow in April
|CEOs, service managers.|
In addition, we will continue to make resources available to help you adapt existing services or develop new ones. These include:
- Our template service specifications covering Home Support, Footcare and Community Support (a new model for day services)
- We are also in the process of developing specifications for Lasting Power of Attorney and Digital Inclusion Services.
Please speak with your Service Managers to explore how you could make the most of these opportunities and help them engage with your Finance Managers to identify the costs and get your pricing right.
We will also continue to involve you in the development of our network infrastructure programmes, helping you engage with systems that should do more for your organisations and introduce efficiencies. For more information visit: The Network Infrastructure Hub.
We will regularly post links to resources that you might find helpful on this site and if there’s anything you would like us to cover, please let us know through contacting COVID-19EnquiryLine@ageuk.org.uk