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Championing Social Work Conference, Cumbria Council
Tuesday 16th May 2017 in Penrith

Helen Allen will be speaking at the conference on how community based enterprise can help people to get a good life in rural areas, with a specific focus on how social work practice can help or hinder impact.

2nd Probation Practitioner Annual Conference
Tuesday 13th June 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University

Helen Allen will be running a workshop on “Unlocking potential through community enterprise” at the conference, sharing the positive outcomes of working in an asset based way with people and communities. Helen is delighted to be joined by Rob Eyres who will inspire practitioners with his story of how he turned his life of criminality and substance misuse around, and since 2010 has been running his own CIC TACT  (Telford After Care Team) supporting others who are dealing with their own addiction to drugs and alcohol.










“Your presentation on community enterprise was a real hit… The event aimed to be a springboard for action, clearly your contribution has been a catalyst for change – Thank you! Dave Martin – The Centre for Policy on Ageing

“Just a quick note to say a very sincere thank you for presenting at our conference yesterday. Feedback has been excellent, and it has to be said, you were a real hit.
Conference organiser

Excellent thought-provoking presentation
Conference attendee

“On behalf of everyone here at CCPS to say thank you for your fantastic contribution to our Making SDS Happen event.  You brought great enthusiasm and positive ideas as well as a great reality check on where things are with Self-directed Support.”
CCPS – Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland

“Can I just formally thank you for all of your energy and expertise over the last two days.  The workshops ran brilliantly and you have managed to bring out a lot of good thinking across our managers in terms of community networking.  The workshop has achieved its aim and with you on board it made a real difference. Our Transformation lead also wanted me to pass on her thanks, she was very pleased with the overall impact of the conference and the workshops all received good feedback. Thanks again and hope to be able to work with you again in the near future”  Ian Ware Head of Practice, Interserve plc