- 08:30 - 16:15
- Manchester Conference Centre
People with learning disabilities should be enabled to live full lives, with more opportunities and less exposure to harm, as well as experience health outcomes in line with the wider general population.
One of the key partners in delivering community-based alternatives to assessment and treatment centres are specialist providers of social care. There is a need to move away from a model which is dominated by health to one involving partnership between people themselves, their families and carers, appropriate parts of the health service and social care providers.
Preparing for adulthood needs to start early in order for young people with SEND to have the same life opportunities as their peers.
A successful transition to adulthood depends on having high aspirations, early and effective planning, putting the young person at the centre of the process to help them prepare for the changes ahead and support their choices in areas such as employment, housing, having friends and relationships, being part of their community and enjoying good health.
What does talent look like? Can you recognise it in your organisation? Tapping into a diverse talent pool can bring great benefits to your organisation. This presentation will demonstrate how you can support your diverse talent in the workplace with assistive technology.
The journey of one individual through personalised, positive behaviour support and the control gained from this approach, to where they are today.
Communication is vital in ensuring that people can express themselves and make sense of the world around them. It is vital that families and people who work with, or care and support people with learning disabilities are able to communicate in a way that is accessible for the recipient. For people with learning disabilities communication is essential for them to be able to express themselves and engage with the world around them.
Although disabled people are more likely to be in employment now than they were in 2002, there remains a persistent gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled adults. According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre, the percentage of people with learning disabilities in paid employment has decreased over the past four years in England dropping from 7.1% to 6% meaning fewer than 10,000 people are in real, fully paid jobs.
People with learning disabilities are exposed to inequalities in healthcare provision. They are entitled to receive the same quality of care as non-disabled people and health providers are expected to make reasonable adjustments to ensure services are accessible to all. Healthcare professionals should be able to anticipate the needs of disabled people and strive to provide the same level of service as for non-disabled patients.
Why learning disabled artists need to be taken seriously as professional artists and not seen as engaging in “therapeutic activities”. Two learning disabled artists will talk about their work and how they are helping to change attitudes to learning disabled people, how they can be leaders and what our communities can learn from them about inclusion and collaboration.
People with learning disabilities and their families have the right to be regarded with dignity and respect and be offered the same opportunities to make choices and decisions about their own lives as enjoyed by any other individual. Having their voices heard and listened to is a powerful force to ensure that they have more control over their own lives.
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