Dementia Equity and Rights conference

MacIntyre will lead a workshop on supporting people with dementia and learning disabilities during the “Dementia Equity and Rights” conference on 26 May 2016.

The conference is a free event to launch a unique publication put together by members of the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategic Partnership. The publication will highlight the main issues arising for people with dementia and the carers from diverse population groups.

There will also be workshops lead by Race Equality Foundation, Mental Health Providers Forum, National LGB&T Partnership and Innovations in Dementia, which will follow after keynote presentations from Toby Williamson (Mental Health Foundation) and Hilda Hayo (Dementia UK).

MacIntyre has recently received a grant from the Department of Health to carry out a three year project to develop resources to improve the support and care for people with learning disabilities who have dementia or are at risk of developing dementia. This follows on from our extensive work with Dementia Special Interest Group which brought together staff from across the organisation who are supporting people who have or are at risk of developing dementia to share best practice, provide peer support and find out about what is happening across the country.

The event will take place at Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT. You can book your free ticket online.

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