Conference Exhibitors


iplanit is a leading cloud-based support planning service. This award winning solution has over 100 implementations with leading social care providers within disability, older people, mental health and supported living services right across the UK, Ireland and Australia/New Zealand. iplanit helps providers, funders and service users by evidencing value, driving inclusion and supporting co-production. It provides a transparent platform which allows management to create and measure a culture of accountability and greater service quality whilst promoting outcomes based on person centred practices. Find out more on


“Dimensions provides evidence-based, outcomes-focused support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. We help people be actively involved in their communities.

We are one of the largest not-for-profit support providers in the UK. We currently support around 3,500 people and their families throughout England and Wales with help from our 7,000 members of staff.

We have been providing support packages for families for 40 years. We offer a range of support services to adults of all ages, including those with complex needs or challenging behaviour.

We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, not here for commercial gain. This means we’re able to invest all our efforts and resources into the important things – which is helping the people we support lead happy and fulfilled lives.”


“CMG was established in 1996 by the parent of a person with learning disabilities and is now a leading national provider with over 140 services in England and South Wales.

Our expertise is in supporting people with particularly complex needs, including autistic spectrum conditions, mental health needs, challenging behaviour, profound and multiple learning disabilities and associated complex health needs. Our personalised services are provided in ordinary housing, in the centre of or near to local community facilities.

CMG’s ethos has always been that the people we support and families are at the heart of the organisation.”

CVT Shared Lives (West Midlands Scheme)

CVT (Camphill Village Trust) is a progressive charity with over 60 years’ experience of living and working with people of all abilities.  The nine community centres across England still reflect our founding values  of co-production and citizenship, and presently support over 400 people to live the lives they choose to lead.

We envisage that the development of our new and innovative Shared Lives service, will not only enable CVT to  deliver a greater choice of care and support , but also generate stronger links with local communities and neighbourhoods. Each CVT community centre will act as a hub to a network of Arrangements, providing opportunities to share experiences, resources and support. We will also facilitate co-produced social events, as well as offer access to day activities/work placements such as care farming, animal husbandry, retail, baking, arts & crafts and much, much more.

We are very much galvanised by the launch of our first Shared Lives Schemes across Dudley and the surrounding Black Country area, where our new carers and the people we support will only add to the richness of our established relationships and sense of  community.


Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society”. We have a national reputation for advising individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and public-sector bodies throughout the UK. For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.

Founded in Birmingham in 1973, our business started with a commitment to serve individuals and the community in a way not seen before. Since then, we have pursued our social purpose through the work we do and how we do it. We are now nationally recognised across our specialist sectors – with a reputation for advising individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and public-sector bodies throughout the UK.


Hft is a national charity, supporting people with learning disabilities & their families. Hft’s Family Carer Support Service (FCSS) is a free and friendly, national support service – for family carers who have a relative with learning disabilities, autism or both. We support family carers, whether or not their relative is supported by Hft, in the following ways:

  • Offering one-to-one support by telephone, letter or e-mail
  • Running family carer workshops
  • Developing a range of resources for family carers
  • Keeping families up to date via our e-newsletters and social media


Freephone: 0808 801 0448 (answered Tue-Thurs 9am-3.45pm)

Hft twitter handle is @HftFamilyCarers and Facebook is @familycarersupport

Choice Support is an innovative national social care charity providing support to people with learning disabilities.Choice Support

For over 30 years we have enabled people to lead the lives they want with support that’s right for them. We encourage people who use our services, and their families, to become involved in what we do as much as possible. To give just one example, we believe it’s important that people we support can select their own staff who match their personalities and interests.


The Association of Quality Checkers (AQC) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the work of Quality Checkers with disabilities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The AQC believes that:

  • people who have experience of services are in the best position to judge the quality of services
  • commissioners, providers and regulators of care and support should include people with experience of services as part of their teams.

The AQC supports the Driving up Quality Code. The AQC wants all of its members to work to this code.


Positive Individual Proactive Support Limited (PIPS) is a new organisation established in September 2014.  We aim to provide high quality social care, and our expertise is providing support to people with disabilities who have high support needs, autism and people whose behaviour severely challenge services. The service will support those people who require an individualised service and a trained workforce to live successfully within their own accommodation in their local community.


Time designers Ltd is a small company co owned by Rachel Mason, a family carer with 2 sons with Autism and Learning disabilities. The products and resources that TD offer in the area of social care, Education and health have been built from personal experience and first hand knowledge so they will always be practical, meaningful and are designed to make a real difference.

The 247grid is a perfect resource for service professionals and care providers to have in their tool kit when working with individuals and their families Along side traditional Person centred planning tools, this visual mapping tool is really effective to support a client to look at the structure of their daily lives, identify the barriers and the support they need to achieve their goals.

The 247grid is then a key resource to aid the deployment of services and other innovative use of assistive technology and community solutions to address the barriers effectively.

Those clients with few literacy skills can be engaged in every aspect of their support delivery using the 247grid’s visual display and empowering format. It is very helpful in explaining where their funding is being spent.

247grid is currently being used in 8 different  areas of the country to support the role out Individual service funds and Direct payments as well as enhancing strengths based assessments and reviews


Paradigm is a leading learning disability training and development agency. We have a passion for connecting people, ideas and action to ensure an ordinary life for all. We love supporting people to discover their potential and to live the lives they choose.

Paradigm has a talented team of very passionate, committed and experienced Associates, some with a learning disability and some without a learning disability. Each Associate brings their own specialisms and we match these specialisms to each customer’s needs.