Overview

26 Jan, 20218:30 am-2:40 pm
Online Conference
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The Learning Disabilities Conference 2021 will explore the next steps in improving care outcomes and service delivery for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

The Learning Disabilities Conference 2021 will explore the next steps in improving care outcomes and service delivery for adults with learning disabilities and autism. Sector leaders will assess how the Covid-19 crisis had impacted provision for adults with learning disabilities and how services should respond. Through expert analysis and interactive content, participants will gain insights on addressing health inequalities for adults with learning disabilities and the next steps following the Learning Disability Mortality Review.

What to Expect:

  • Analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on the quality of health outcomes and service delivery for people with learning disabilities
  • Insights on how service leaders can tackle the health inequalities facing those with learning disabilities and improve access to care
  • Practical support and ideas on developing solutions to common health challenges facing people with learning disabilities
  • Examining best practice from across the sector in supporting holistic person-centred care with proactive risk and need assessment

Our Online Experience: What to Expect

  • AI Match Making Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups
  • Replay Functions so you Never Miss a Session
  • Live Chat, Questioning and Polling Tools
  • Real Time Resources and Presentations
  • Topic Based Discussion Groups
  • Next Generation Conference Engagement Platform

Agenda

8:30 am
Online Login and Virtual Networking
8:50 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our Inside Government Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:00 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Professor Ruth Northway
Professor Ruth Northway
Professor of Learning Disability Nursing
University of South Wales
Confirmed
9:10 am
Learning Disability Nursing: Ensuring a Workforce Fit for the Future
  • Understanding the workforce demands for learning disability nursing
  • Exploring the impact of learning disability nursing in practice
  • Examining the challenges for the sector and how the new NHS England Plan for Learning Disability Nursing seeks to address these challenges
David Harling
David Harling
Head of Learning Disability Nursing
NHS England
Confirmed
9:30 am
Panel Discussion: Covid-19 Response, Care Access and Action Points for Service Leaders

With the Covid-19 pandemic posing immense pressures on care delivery and with people with learning disabilities facing disproportionate infection and mortality rates, this session explores urgent questions on care provision amid the crisis.

  • What has the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic been on care provision and the access to health services for people with learning disabilities?
  • How should care provision be adapted to meet the distinct challenges of the crisis and ensure the safety of those with learning disabilities?
  • How can higher levels of Covid-19 mortality be explained for those with learning difficulties?
  • What are the urgent action points for care leaders to focus on to ensure the crisis does not further entrench existing health inequalities?
Gary Bourlet
Gary Bourlet
Co-Founder
Learning Disability England
Confirmed
Carmen Gardier
Carmen Gardier
Head of Integrated Learning Disabilities Services
London Borough of Merton
Confirmed
Sue Medley
Sue Medley
Independent Learning Disability Specialist Nurse
Confirmed
Holly Beamen
Holly Beamen
Head of Integrated Commissioning (Learning and Physical Disabilities)
Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Confirmed
10:10 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

10:30 am
Delivering Outcomes Following the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

This case study session will explore how Barnet Council have worked to tackle health inequalities and deliver outcomes in line with the expectations of the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme.

Andrew Maskell
Andrew Maskell
Head of Barnet Integrated Learning Disability Service
London Borough of Barnet
Confirmed
11:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

11:10 am
How to Respond to Covid-19: A Learning Disability and Mental Health Toolkit
  • Exploring the implementation and delivery of the Green Light Toolkit in supporting reasonable adjustments on mental health for those with learning disabilities
  • Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on service delivery and how the Trust has overcome these challenges in provision
  • Examining how reasonable adjustments and fair access to mental health services can be maintained during the pandemic
  • Conducting an annual audit of service provision to drive improvements in standards on mental health access
Sue Bridges
Sue Bridges
Consultant Nurse (Learning Disability and Autism)
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
11:40 am
Case Study: Responding to the Challenges facing Adults with Learning Disabilities during the Covid-19 Crisis
Jan Marriot
Jan Marriot
Co-Chair
Learning Disability Partnership Board
Confirmed
Tim Heaven
Tim Heaven
Co-Chair
Learning Disability Partnership Board
Confirmed
Vicci Livingstone-Thompson
Vicci Livingstone-Thompson
CEO
Inclusion Gloucestershire
Confirmed
Clare Hopkins
Clare Hopkins
Inclusion Gloucestershire
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

12:40 pm
Panel Discussion: A Coordinated, Multi-Sector Response: What Next for Integrated Service Delivery?
  • How should service leaders look to support holistic and proactive care whilst facing unprecedented service demand during the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • Discussing what effective communication and coordination looks like across agencies and how should that be embedded into delivery?
  • How can services design an integrated approach to health assessment and care planning?
  • What are the weaknesses and gaps in coordinated service provision and what should all agencies be doing in response?
John Verge
John Verge
Chief Executive, Golden Lane Housing
Chair, Learning Disability Housing Network
Confirmed
Madeline Cooper-Ueki
Madeline Cooper-Ueki
Programme Lead - Learning Disability
National Development Team for Inclusion
Confirmed
Simon Shorrick
Simon Shorrick
Strategic Health Facilitator
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
1:20 pm
Covid-19 Roundtable Discussion: How Should we Respond? What Should we Learn from the Crisis?

In this session all participants will enter small discussion group where they will be able to break down and discuss key challenges the sector has been facing whilst delivering care for those with learning disabilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

This session will be an opportunity for you to engage in a focussed discussion around the impact of Covid-19. Hear how your peers have responded, what mistakes have been made and begin to develop your own list of learning points that can be implemented within your own organisation.

Key areas of focus will include:

  • Service continuity
  • Managing safety and infection control
  • Social distancing and isolation
  • Supporting carers
  • Severe health complications
2:00 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

2:10 pm
Out of Sight – Who Cares? Restraint, Segregation and Seclusion Review

This session from the CQC will explore their findings on their October 2020 report “Out of Sight – Who Cares?” and explore the use of restraint, seclusion and segregation in care services for those with learning disabilities, autism or mental health conditions.

Debbie Ivanova
Debbie Ivanova
Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Confirmed
2:30 pm
Questions and Answers Session
2:40 pm
Conference Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

The Conference concludes at 2:40pm

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for the Health, Voluntary, and Local Government Sectors. Those in attendance with include:

  • Heads of Learning Disability Services
  • Learning Disability Service Managers
  • Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Nurse Leads and Practitioners
  • Clinical Managers
  • Directors of Operations

Pricing

  • Online Rate (Voluntary Sector)
    £245 + VAT
  • Online Rate (Public Sector)
    £295 + VAT
  • Online Rate (Private Sector)
    £395 + VAT
For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]