Consensus contribute to key learning disability event in London this September
Consensus are delighted to be supporting and contributing to the programme for Open Forum Events, ‘The 7th Learning Disabilities and Autism: Promoting Positive Outcomes’ Conference, on Tuesday, 24th September at ETC. Venues, Prospero House, London.
With soundbites from the government on future social care and the NHS pledging to make learning disabilities and/or autism a ‘national priority’ in their upcoming 10-year plan, the conference aims to further the discussions and progress being made in supporting people with learning disabilities by focusing on the support and services that are essential for people to thrive.
Over 180+ delegates are expected to attend the event including, Directors of Learning Disabilities, Medical, Clinical Psychology, Safeguarding and Wellbeing teams. The plenary sessions will offer a comprehensive range of speakers and presentations by expert professionals, contributors and self-advocates.
The day provides an opportunity for sharing best practice and initiatives as well as encourage discussion and debate about the progress being made and share stories and experiences, with contributions from: NHS England, Learning Disability Forum, The Children’s Society, Consensus Support and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Consensus will be presenting a case study on the day focused around Belstead Mews, a Consensus run Children and Young Person’s Service in Ipswich Suffolk, for children aged 13-18.
Presented by Allyson Kay, Consensus’ Divisional Director for East of England and London and Belinda Robinson, Consensus’ Head of Development and Partnerships, London, East Anglia and Surrey; the presentation will look at best practice approaches for supporting children and young adults with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs as they transition into adulthood and will feature the stories of two young people who have been supported to overcome emotional challenges and to fulfil their goals.
The presentation will also look at new models of housing and support suitable for young adults aged 18 plus as they become more independent and have more choice and control over their lives.