15 June Conference materials


All you need for the Community Conference:

The Conference programme: http://bit.ly/2rqyzWU

Your Workshop Choices: http://bit.ly/2rqG0gB

Full workshop descriptions: http://bit.ly/2rgxeh9

The workshops at the KSS Conference in easy read: http://bit.ly/2qF8AGw

The Community Consultation:

During our KSSCOP conference on 15 June we will be having a conversation about how we build our community. We’d like to know your ideas about the work we do in the future. We’ve listed all the questions we’d like to talk about in this document: http://bit.ly/2qNf1Xd   This is the consultation document for everybody.

Free Awareness Sessions about STOMP and Positive Behaviour Support in July

NHS Health Education England have asked BILD and STOMP – Stopping Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism, or both – to run a series of free drop in awareness sessions around the country in July to promote the STOMP campaign and the key messages about Positive Behaviour Support.

Adults, children and young people with learning disabilities or autism, or both, who also may have mental health conditions are at risk of developing behaviours that are concerning or challenging and this can lead to over medication or the use of other unnecessary restrictive practices.

The sessions are for education, health and care workers and any others interested who support people who are at risk of exclusion and over medication. We would particularly welcome families to these sessions.

The free events

18 July – Birmingham
Sessions at: 10am – 12pm, or 1pm – 3pm, or 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Birmingham Research Park, Conference room A, 97 Vincent Drive,
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ

25 July – London
Sessions at: 10am – 12pm, or 1pm – 3pm, or 4pm – 6pm
Venue: SCOPE, 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW

27 July – Reading
Sessions at: 10am – 12pm, or 1pm – 3pm, or 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Green Park Conference Centre, Mapletree UK Management Limited
100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP

31 July – Manchester
Sessions at: 10am – 12pm, or 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Redbank House, 4 St Chads Street, Cheetham, Manchester M8 8QA

How to book your place

Each date is split into three separate two hour sessions, you can book a place at any one session by using this link:


Download this information: http://bit.ly/2rmkFVo

Innovative Models and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference 2017

The Tizard Centre will be holding a forum looking at Innovative Models and Practice in IDD on Saturday 2 September 2017 from 09:30- 16:15 hours.

This will include:

  • a whole range of talks and sessions for people to participate in
  • a short film from Square Pegs Kent “This is Me”. Square Pegs is a drama group set up to develop communication and social skills building self-esteem and confidence for those with a learning disability or social communication difficulties
  • and time to network with like minded people
  • Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones (Director) and Prof Julie Beadle-Brown will be giving their professorial inaugural talks

Full details, including downloadable programme and how to book, here: http://bit.ly/2sni91v

Report on family perspectives on use of medication

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation was recently asked by NHS England to run a consultation providing a voice for family carers to share their lived experience when medication is suggested or prescribed for their relative, as well as to identify what information and support family carers currently have access to when medication is suggested or prescribed for their relative.

The result of that work is this report “Stopping the Over Medication of People with Learning Disability, Autism or Both: A Family Carer Perspective”

Download here >