Including Everyone – What next?
How do we build on what is working now?
Our 2020 conference on 13th February 2020 focused on the progress we have, as a community made to inclusion.
Our members and partners shared examples of how people and organisations are working in inclusive ways so people with learning disabilities are
- Making decisions that affect their and their peers’ lives in organisations, policy development or wider community
- Living in the community with the same choices as others
- Active members of their community in paid and unpaid roles
- Getting the same opportunities to live a good life as everyone else
View the Conference Photo Album HERE!
About the conference
We were back in Manchester, at the Friends’ Meeting House. We returned to this venue as the feedback from the 2019 conference was so positive and we felt confident it is accessible and would provide the services and rooms we need to make it work for everyone.
We are very grateful for our conference sponsors. You can find out more about them here.
The conference newspaper can be accessed HERE
Below are the presentations where permission has been given, and other information from the day.
The day was co chaired by Scott Watkin BEM and Jordan Smith, Learning Disability England Representative Body organisation and self advocate reps.
Essex County Council and Nesta: Making Co Production real for us all
How local people, Council staff and other organisations worked together with help from Nesta to create community support and new ways of working
Julia Unwin CBE: Inclusion and Civil Society
How we can build on the learning from the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society to create community and voluntary organisations and action that include everyone.
Kevin Caufield and Faisal Yusuf of the Hammersmith and Fulham Disabled People Coalition: Working together to achieve change – building shared understanding and action with Isabelle Garnett who leads the Homes not Hospitals campaign and Anne Webster NHS England. Read the report and find out more:
Disabled Peoples Commission Report
Accessible Summary of Disabled Peoples Commission Report
More about the Commission
Building a shared understanding – actions for change. No more reports or review: Learning Disability England team – Find out about our Good Lives 2020 work HERE
A self-advocacy Social Movement – are you in?
Workshops – morning
Making a profound difference together: Campaign for Change
Being active in your community: Members of KeyRing networks and L ’Arche communities
Rights, choices & role of support: Supported Loving network members
Mindfulness for Life: Skills for People
Training to understand? How can the new mandatory training work best?: Skills for Care – You can also view the session notes and feedback HERE
Workshops – Afternoon
We are running the organisation – leadership by people with a lived experience of a learning disability: Thera Trust and Anthony Collins Solicitors
Pass it on – Good mental health for all: Foundation for People with learning Disabilities
Learning together – work to learn and change from Mendip House: Carol Povey, National Autistic Society (presentation not available)
Employment making it work for everyone: Inclusion North and SeeAbility
Help make Learning Disability England stronger: LDE Team and Representative Body members
Leaders in making inclusion real: Community Catalysts and Dimensions Council
Pop Up and Lunchtime Sessions
The history of people with learning disabilities and my journey: Andrew Bright, Head of Development Thera Trust
How the case management and planning system works for providers: iplanit by Aspirico
More than my label: Claire – May Minett
NIHR’s themed review – health & care services for people with learning disability: Louise Wallace
My campaigning life: Simon Cramp (presentation not available)
The full conference agenda is available HERE
Read some blogs about the day!
Blog from Jyrki from Inclusion Europe HERE
Blog from Julia Unwin HERE
Blog from Aspirico HERE