LDE Annual Conference

Building Alliances – working together on our shared goals

Our conference this January 24th 2019 will focus on how alliances and partnerships are helping people achieve the changes they want.

This includes examples of how people and organisations are:

  • Creating new housing options, social care, and community networks building on ways of working that focus on rights and a good life
  • Developing alliances between self advocacy, family led and provider organizations to strengthen rights and people’s own voice
  • Working out how building and maintaining relationships is helping people tackle the challenges of lack of resources, and uncertainty
  • Changing how they work together by listening to and learning from different people

About the conference

We are back in Manchester, and have listened to the feedback from last year’s conference. We have also chosen a venue that regularly hosts large events so we can be confident it is accessible and can provide the services and rooms we need to make it work for everyone.

The day will formally start at 11am and finish 5pm and there will be networking and coffee from 10am or up to 6pm. We hope this helps reduce peak hour travel costs for everyone and makes it possible for more people to join us.

We have improved the inclusivity of our conference, whilst delivering the same high-quality speakers and sessions for all our members.


All LDE member organisations have one free ticket.

Additional tickets for member organisations: £100

Non-member ticket: £220

For people with learning disabilities and unwaged family carers, we’re happy to be able to offer cost-price places at £45, as well as 20 free places that are available in our lottery. To find out about these options please contact Mariana at mariana.ortiz@LDEngland.org.uk.