SEABA’s second annual conference for parents, carers and professionals involved in education, autism and learning disability provision

SEABA is hosting its second annual conference for parents, carers and professionals involved in education, autism and learning disability provision on Friday 16th and Saturday 17 June 2017, 9am–4.30pm at the Mercure Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4QL.

A wide range of professional and parent speakers on applications of ABA and PBS. £50 per day (including lunch and refreshments). Early bird and student discounts available.

For more information or to book a place go to www.seaba.net or email info@seaba.net

People with learning disabilities facing long waits for care reviews

In a report published today the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee finds “just 39% of learning disability inpatients received care and treatment reviews within six months”:  http://bit.ly/2pkK27R
“We are also concerned that support for people with a learning disability who live in the community is patchy; there are significant local variations but, on average, fewer than 6% of people with a learning disability are in employment and only 23% of people with a learning disability are registered as such with their GPs. There needs to be a greater focus on measuring outcomes and improvements to the quality of life from the £8 billion central and local government spend each year on this support.”
Download the PAC report here: http://bit.ly/2oISnhS

Involved in learning disability support in Kent, Surrey or Sussex? Share your good practice at our 15 June Conference – workshops, market stalls and poster spaces available

Building Our Community: The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice 2017 Conference, Thursday 15 June, The Charis Centre, Crawley, Surrey 

The Community of Practice is looking for local people from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to present local good practice initiatives and to share their work at the Conference in a workshop, on a market stall or by producing a poster.

    

Share your learning disability practice at one of the conference workshops, or by bringing a display poster. If you are interested in doing this, download this form – this is an Adobe ‘fillable’ form, fill it in, save it and return it attached to an email to info@ldcop.org.uk

    

Meet the many delegates interested in finding out more about your work by taking a market stall.

Download this form – this is an Adobe ‘fillable’ form, fill it in, save it and return it attached to an email to info@ldcop.org.uk

The closing date for applications to run workshops, market stalls or produce posters is 19 May 2017. Applications should focus on the three purposes of the Community of Practice which are to:

1.    Be person centred
2.    Provide the best quality care and support and
3.    Improve equality and access.

We look forward to seeing your proposals!