The 2022 Learning Disability England annual online conference took place on 15th, 16th and 17th March 2022.
“Be committed and hopeful. Be the difference don’t just talk about it. We are stronger together.”
The conference started with the sharing of the Good Lives framework.
This first session was open to everyone.
Members talked about Good Lives, the history and what it means to them.
And how to get involved.
“I draw on services to live a meaningful and equal life. I never set out to become a social justice activist…but I ask you all to become one too.”
The Learning Disability England team and conference attendees shared pictures and ideas on Twitter using the hashtag #GoodLives.
“Thank you for a brilliant session. Lovely to hear all the great work.”
What is the Good Lives framework?
This is a document that brings together people’s thoughts and ideas about what it will take for everyone with learning disabilities to be able to live their good life.
It is a conversation starter and a call to action.
“We’re stronger when we work together. It takes time to work in partnership. But it it is better to do less with more people than to let partnerships fade.”
The conference sessions looked at what we already know.
Sharing the brilliant things people are already doing.
Inspiring us all through storytelling.
And creating conversation.
“As a parent of a young adult, I love seeing examples of genuine inclusion and valuing people’s strengths. Not only would it open up new options for him, it would mean services are more likely to meet his needs WIN WIN WIN!”
Session recordings and slides will be shared with members once all the speakers have given their permission.
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