Dr Jane Townson

LifeSpan100

Jane is an award-winning Chief Executive, Chairman and Non-Executive, with extensive experience in the social care sector, including home care, housing with care, supported living and care homes.

She is a keen innovator and expert on the evolving technological, political and social forces shaping organisations.

Her experience comes from a wide range of businesses in industries from social care to housing, and from food production to medical screening.

Inspiring transformation and change to improve people’s lives - individuals, organisations and society at large – lights Jane’s fire. Jane is CEO of LifeSpan100, whose purpose is to empower and encourage people to make the most of the 100 year life, and to provide lifestyle support and care services to enable them to do so.

Prior to this, Jane was CEO of Somerset Care; Chairman of YourLife, a large provider of housing with care; and Vice Chairman of the UK Homecare Association.

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Messages on the Future of Domiciliary Care

Everyone agrees we need to support people’s wish to remain at home for as long as possible. The question is how to do this in a way which enables quality of life for individuals, sustainability for providers and affordability for individuals and the public purse. Areas discussed include: cost of care; improving supply of care; managing demand; personalisation and menus of choices; focus on outcomes; innovation; and housing with care.