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.
The programme includes work on examples of how people and organisations are:
- Working together on what matters to people with learning disabilities and their families including being part of their community, having relationships, getting a job
- Developing alliances between self-advocacy, family led and workers to strengthen rights and people’s own voice through influencing together, checking quality and holding decision-makers to account
- Working out how building and maintaining relationships is helping people tackle challenges or solutions when it feels like there are no other options
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.
This year we have 6 amazing sponsors click here to find out more about them.
If you would like to know more about our exhibitors click here
Our Speakers and Agenda
Our speakers include:
Kate Ansell – A filmmaker currently working as an assistant commissioner at the BBC
Louder Voices – a group of people with Learning Disabilities, family members and support workers who came together to learn about politics and influencing
Ray James – NHS England Director of Learning Disabilities
If you would like to know more about our agenda and excellent speakers click here
Our Workshops include:
Cumbria People First Catering Academy members
TLAP – Members who have been part of developing and using the updated Making it real quality markers
Bill Love NDTi Director of Delivery and Impact – Commissioning
David Abbey / Graeme Jackson – Hold Housing we hold dear …
North West Confirm and Challenge members part of NWTDT – Co-Production
Community Catalyst – So What’s next Community connections
Trowers & Hamlins – Approaches to managing funding challenges
SeeAbility- How eye care aware are you?
If you would like to know more about our workshops click here
Conference places for LDE members are:
All LDE member organisations have one free ticket.
Additional tickets for member organisations: £100
Tickets for individual members or small group members £100
For unwaged members including individual members who are people with learning disabilities, or family carers there are places available at £45,
To find out about these options please contact Mariana at mariana.ortiz@LDEngland.org.uk.
We also offer 20 free places for people through a lottery that is only open to people with learning disabilities and family carers
All non member places costs £220