Learning Disability England (LDE) Annual Conference: The Challenge of Change, 5th December 2017, Life Community Church in Birmingham
Angela is attending the conference for Community Catalysts. She is delivering a short key note presentation called Doing things differently – making the most of what people are good at. The presentation will focus on the fact that people with a learning disability and/or autism have huge talents and assets which can be hidden and undervalued. Angela will talk about Community Catalysts’ recent work in Kirklees and elsewhere that has engaged people and helped to unlock all this potential. The session will show how unlocking people’s potential can challenge the way people see themselves and how others see them – creating positive impact for everyone.
Salzburg Global/RWJF session on ‘Building Healthy Communities: The Role of Hospitals, Thursday 7th-Tuesday 12th December 2017
Sian is one of five delegates from the UK attending this global conference, looking at ways in which hospitals (and more broadly health services) can work with local people to enhance individual and community wellbeing.
“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.”
“Excellent thought-provoking presentation”
“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