Overview

26 Jan, 20218:30 am-3:00 pm
Online Conference

The Learning Disabilities Conference 2020 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, the next steps following the Learning Disability Mortality Review and what the sector can expect from the development of the new NHS learning disability exemplars.

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
  • Exploring progress and action points expected from the Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

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: How to Meet Skill and Workforce Needs
  • Exploring the characteristics of a high impact learning disability carer and what outstanding care looks like
  • Assessing the skills needs of the sector in meeting the demand for learning disability nursing
  • Examining the recruitment and retention challenges ahead for the sector and how the new NHS England Plan for Learning Disability Nursing seeks to address workforce needs
David Harling
David Harling
Head of Learning Disability Nursing
NHS England
Invited
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
Enilson Mateus
Enilson Mateus
Head of Learning Disability
NHS West Hampshire CCG
Invited
Yasmin Surti
Yasmin Surti
Regional Head of Learning Disabilities and Autism
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Invited
Dr Julie Higgins
Dr Julie Higgins
Joint Chief Officer
NHS East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen CCG
Invited
10:00 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.

10:10 am
Solutions Workshop: Implementing Impactful Interventions to Prevent Early Mortality

Participants will be able to choose one interactive workshop to take part in. Come armed with challenges you wish to overcome and ideas and questions as these sessions seek to provide effective early intervention practices across a range of scenarios.

Workshop A: Early Identification on Health Deterioration

Led by Sue Booth, Health Facilitator, Learning Disabilities Team at Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust (invited)

Workshop B: Reasonable Adjustments and Annual Health Checks

Led by Victoria Bleazard, Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities (Transformation), Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG (invited)

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
Top Tips for Adapting Service Delivery and Ensuring Safety in Light of Covid-19
  • Adapting services amid the pandemic to continue to meet the needs of adults with learning disabilities
  • Outlining the impact of isolation, loneliness and stress on those with learning disabilities through the crisis
  • Delivering effective support for those with learning disabilities to ensure they understand the crisis and outlining to them how exactly their care provision will change
  • Developing multi-sector guidance on how care providers from each sector will provide care and support those with learning disabilities amid the pandemic
  • Evaluating how safety in a pandemic and avoidable health deterioration can be prevented
Beverley Tarka
Beverley Tarka
Director of Adults & Health
Haringey Council
Invited
Dr Katrin Edelman
Dr Katrin Edelman
Clinical Director for Haringey
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Invited
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
Phil Williams
Phil Williams
Service Manager for Learning Disabilities
Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Invited
Dan Scorer
Dan Scorer
Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Royal Mencap Society
Invited
1:20 pm
Covid-19 Breakout Discussion Groups: How Should we Respond? What Should we Learn from the Crisis?

In this session all participants will enter small discussion groups 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
Solutions Focused Workshops: Addressing and Overcoming Common Health Challenges for those with Learning Disabilities

In these interactive workshops participants will be able to gain practical insights and expert support in addressing common health challenges facing those with learning disabilities as identified by the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme.

Participants will gain key action points that they are then able to implement within their own setting.

Workshop A: Respiratory Conditions and Pneumonia

Led by Mark Bradley, Head of Nursing (Adult Learning Disability Services), Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (invited)

Workshop B: Infections and Sepsis

Led by Jackie Fleeman, Lead Strategic Health Facilitator for People with Learning Disabilities, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (invited)

Workshop C:  Epilepsy

Led by Lisa Flinton, Epilepsy Nurse Specialist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (invited)

3:00 pm
Conference Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

The Conference concludes at 3pm.

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 enquiries@insidegovernment.co.uk