Conference Speakers & Agenda

Association of Quality Checkers
MacIntyre Charity
LB Toolkit
Opening Session - Welcome from 3 Co-Chairs

Jenny Carter

Jenny is an LDE Lifetime Member

My name is Jenny Carter I am 32 years old and I have Autistic Spectrum Condition, Dyspraxia and Epilepsy. I live with my Mum and I am a self advocate. I am also a Partners in Policymaking Graduate. I also do Athletics. I am 1 of the leads for self advocacy in Wirral and a Director of Together All Are Able. I am 1 of the members of the National coproduction Advisory Group also the News Hound for North West Training And Development Team. I am passionate about self advocacy and personalisation.

Vicky Buckingham

Vicky is on the LDE Representative Body

Lynn Jackson

Lynn in on the LDE Representative Body
Loud Voices - Learning and influencing together
Kate Ansell - Building alliances and the media

Kate Ansell

Kate is a disabled filmmaker. She has over 15 years experience making TV programmes.

For Channel 4 News, she produced and directed No Go Britain, a series of special reports highlighting barriers for disabled people in the UK, and featuring members of Learning Disability England. For the BBC, she has overseen several Panorama investigations, including some about how welfare reform affects disabled people. She’s also worked for BBC-3 and Channel 4 on series like One Born Every Minute and Don’t Turn Around.

She joined the BBC again in 2018. Now she’s part of their Daytime commissioning team. The team make decisions about what programmes to put on television, and help production teams make them.
Tea & Coffee Break
Cumbria People First- Catering Academy - jobs
NWTDT - Co production across NW
TLAP - Making it Real
NDTI- Commissioning
Community Catalysts - So what & Community Connections
Ray James - The NHS Long Term plan – Connections and alliances
Ray James
HOLD - Partnerships we all HOLD dear...Building Housing Opportunities
Trowers & Hamilns - Approaches to managing funding challenges
Care Management Group - Transgender support – people with learning disabilities and/or autism
SeeAbility - How eye care aware are you?
TLAP - Making it Real
Tea & Coffee break
Samantha Clark & Gary Bourlet - What's hsppening @LDE

Samantha Clark

Sam is the Chief Executive of Learning Disability England.
Sam’s first full time job was working in a hostel for homeless men.
She got to know lots of different people, some of them had university degrees or went to posh schools but still had struggled in their life and found themselves homeless.
After that Sam worked in several places supporting people to live independently. Sam learnt a lot about communities and how to get involved in making communities and people’s lives better.
Sam is passionate about the contribution we all can make being valued & recognised & is always looking for opportunities to collaborate with & learn from other people.

Gary Bourlet

Gary has been a self-advocate for over 30 years and is Co-Founder of Learning Disability England. Before this he founded People First England. Gary has a vast amount of experience in working with the media and has appeared on Channel 4 and in the Guardian. He is a civil rights campaigner and brought the People First movement to England.
End of main agenda - Networking
End of conference