If you commission, or are involved in finding, support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs, there are a host of events in the learning disability calendar to keep you up to date, inspired and involved.

23 January 2018, National Conference Centre, Solihull

Around 35,000 people with a learning disability, autism or both take prescribed psychotropic medication without appropriate justification daily. The STOMP Social Care Implementation Conference, is aimed at supporting STOMP leads, operations directors and quality managers in social care provider organisations tackle over-medication and deliver on their STOMP action plan.

The conference is hosted by VODG, a national charity that represents organisations who provide services and support to disabled people in ways that promote independence, choice and control. As an organisation that promotes these values and a positive behaviour support approach, Consensus are pleased to support this campaign.


13 March 2018, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 

The Learning Disabilities: Fulfilling Potential and Supporting Better Lives Conference will aim to continue the discussions and progress being made in supporting people to take full advantage of life’s opportunities and lead fulfilling lives.

The conference will introduce experts who will share best practice and initiatives that delegates may choose to adopt as part of their own support provision. Delegates will also have an opportunity to question, discuss and share personal experiences.

Consensus are pleased to be exhibiting at the conference and will be presenting a case study that contributes to the wider thinking on how best to support people with complex needs and challenges.



26 March – 2 April 2018, Worldwide

As a provider of services for people with Autism, we actively support the annual World Autism Awareness Week (WAWW).

During WAAW in 2018, the general public and companies alike will be invited to take part in activities to raise awareness and money for autism. There are many ways to get involved, from downloading the free age-specific autism awareness lesson plans, to holding a workplace fundraising event.

WAAW 20017 raised over £295,000 to fund ground-breaking work, such as the ‘Too Much Information’ employment campaign, which is helping educate workplaces to better support their autistic employees, however, more needs to be done to encourage diversity and help more autistic people get employed.



15 – 16 June 2018, ExCel, London

The Autism Show, is the UK’s leading national event for autism, offering specialist information, help and advice on autism (including Asperger syndrome.)

The 2018 show features a wide selection of talks, clinics and workshops plus hundreds of specialist products and services which can make an immediate difference to parents and carers who support people with autism.

Consensus will be supporting the event by exhibiting and showcasing our autism services, as well as running a themed presentation in the Theatre Hub. The rest of the 2018 programme will be announced shortly.