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NDTi National Learning Disability Conference - What is Going On?

27th January 2015, Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

A national one day conference from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)

Chaired by people with learning disabilities and NDTi, with leading thinkers including self-advocates, this conference was about what needs to happen to enable everyone to lead a full and satisfying life as part of the community. It took a rights based approach to refocusing the agenda on the lives that people with learning disabilities and their families want regarding home, work and relationships.

Conference Presentations

Plenary

Why we should make rights the starting point of policy and services
Rob Greig, Chief Executive, National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)


Hear my Voice
Ciara Lawrence and Ismail Kaji, Mencap


Home

  • Making rights and control at home real for everyone
    Bill Love, Head of Development Support and Training, NDTi
  • Examples of best practice
  • Paul’s Story. What has helped me to be in control
    Brian Chandler

  • Work

  • "It can be done and is being done at a reasonable cost"
    Rob Greig, NDTi
  • Messages from the research

  • Morning Workshops - A choice of workshops including:

  • A different way of commissioning support
    Professor Chris Hatton, Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University and Co-Director, Improving Health and Lives
  • A rights first approach to housing and support: Achieving change in large-scale provision - no presentation
    Fiona Ritchie, Managing Director, Turning Point
  • Supporting people with complex needs to gain employment
    Bill Love, NDTi and Laura Davis, Ways into Work Manager, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Better health for a better life – addressing health inequalities’
    Sue Turner, NDTi

  • 1:00pm Lunch


    The Justice for LB Bill - Please click here for the JusticeforLB website
    Sara Ryan and George Julian


    Afternoon Workshops - A choice of workshops including :

  • Running the Justice for LB Campaign Please click here for the JusticeforLB website Sara Ryan and George Julian
  • What really delivers community connections and friendships? A challenge to collect local evidence
    Video - Rishard's Story
    Peter Bates, NDTi,and Claire Wightman with self-advocates from Grapevine (Coventry and Warwickshire)
  • Supporting people with complex needs to gain employment
    Bill Love, NDTi and Laura Davis, Ways into Work Manager, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Promoting / ensuring people voices in all these decisions - no presentation
    Tom Raines, Programme Lead - Voice, Choice and Control, NDTi and self-advocates from My Life My Choice

  • Relationships - Access to equal sex and relationships – what we should be seeking to achieve
    Chris Sherwood, Director of External Affairs, Relate


    4:15pm Close


    Please click here for the conference brochure