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East ADASS Asset Based Approaches to Care and Support
30th October 2019

The East of England Association of Directors of Social Services (Prevention and Personalisation Network) are running an event for personalisation leads, commissioners, providers and frontline staff to share best practice in relation to asset based approaches.

Helen and Nick will be presenting with Les Billingham, Interim Director at Thurrock Borough Council on “Inclusive communities and powerful approaches to change”. They will share how the two approaches of Local Area Coordination and community enterprise development have worked well together in the borough, to help people to have a good life; as well as great outcomes from our community enterprise development programmes in Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire.

The Kings Fund – Community is the best medicine
6th November 2019

Helen and Nick will be running a workshop at the Leeds event.

Adult’s Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference
8th November 2019

Community Catalysts will be delivering two workshops around maximising community resources.

National Children and Adult Services Conference
20th to 22nd November 2019

Sian is attending the National Children and Adult Services Conference in Bournemouth this year. The event brings together leaders in social care across England for three days from 20th to the 22nd November. It provides a great opportunity to network as well as understand current trends and preoccupations in social care.

Commissioning good care and support my own way
3rd December 2019

TLAP Care Markets and Quality Forum event in Manchester. Angela will be speaking about People Doing it for Themselves and MacIntyre’s Great Communities. Places are free. For more information https://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/Events/Commissioning-good-care-and-support-my-own-way-19-12-03/


“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