People with learning disabilities and/or autism have been disproportionally affected by Covid, both in terms of their physical and mental wellbeing, and mortality rates have also been higher than that of the general population. Learning disabled people still face exclusion from society at large and continue to face inequality in their day to day lives.
This conference will focus specifically on how the pandemic has impacted on LD&A care and support and how the sector has, and can still respond. It will explore the inequalities in health for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and look at how this worrying trend can be reversed.
We will explore what LD&A care and support might look like in this new normal, how learning disability nursing can adapt to a ‘post Covid’ world and what the sector can do to attract, recruit and retain talent to ensure excellence in LD&A support to achieve parity of outcomes for people in receipt of these services.
This live conference will allow a wide range of stakeholders to listen to and participate in the debate including the front line care and support staff, registered managers, experts by experience, thought leaders and influencers.
Delegates will hear from sector leaders, experts by experience and will also get a chance to hear examples of outstanding practice and innovation from Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards finalists.
The awards which will be held that evening will see over 700 people from across the sector come together to celebrate excellence in learning disabilities & autism support, and many of these guests will be attending the conference during the day.
- CHAIR: Martin Green OBE, CEO, Care England
- Prof Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse Adult Social Care
- Jim Blair, Independent Consultant Nurse Learning Disability
- Michael Fullerton, Director of Health & Wellbeing, Achieve Together
- Steve Scown, CEO, Dimensions
- Experts by Experience
- Jane Nickels, Learning Disabilities Admiral Nurse, MacIntryre
- National Autistic Society
Please note that if Covid restrictions do not allow this event to take place all bookings will be carried forward to 28th September 2021.