In the UK, people with learning disabilities live on average just over 20 years less than the rest of the population, according to the latest NHS LeDeR report. This report aimed to improve care, reduce inequalities, and prevent premature deaths for people with learning disabilities and autism. While the LeDeR reports are a step in the right direction for tackling health inequalities, there is still much work to be done. Through sharing best practice, those working in health and social care must establish how best to support individuals with learning disabilities and create accessible services that effectively meet their needs.

  • There are an estimated 1.5 million people in England with a learning disability, according to a 2023 research briefing from the House of Commons
  • 6 out of 10 people with learning disabilities die before the age of 65, according to data from the latest LeDeR report
  • 71.8% of patients with a learning disability had a Learning Disability Health Check in 2021-22, a 58.8% increase from 2017-2018, shows the latest statistics from NHS Digital

Join us at Improving Healthcare Outcomes for People with Learning Disabilities 2023 to hear the latest updates and guidance from leading experts and those working at the forefront of tackling health inequalities for people with learning disabilities. Engage with a series of best practice case studies showcasing developing effective communication strategies, empowering patients through person-centred care, and joining up services to improve health outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues across sectors to discuss challenges you have faced in working to reduce health inequalities through partnership working.

Why Attend:
 Hear high-level keynotes on the latest national guidance and recommendations on healthcare for people with learning disabilities

 Gain practical insights into creating accessible health services, implementing reasonable adjustments, and co-producing engagement strategies

 Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies for tackling health inequalities through multi-agency work

 Gain 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Owen Barr, Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disabilities, Ulster University (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: BASW England Homes not Hospitals Campaign and Key Resources

    • Supporting autistic people and people with learning disabilities to reduce the admission of people to Assessment and Treatment Units
    • Co-producing preventative approaches to commissioning, human rights- based practice
    • The role of social work and legal literacy to reduce the risk of situations from reaching the point of hospital admission
    • Supporting people with learning disabilities and autistic people to leave as quickly as possible to a place they want to live with the right support in place

    Liz Howard, Professional Officer, British Association of Social Workers (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Joining up Services to Tackle Inequalities and Improve Health Outcomes

    • Taking a cross-sector approach to improving quality, performance, and outcomes for patients with learning disabilities
    • Coordinating health and social care across the system to reduce long-term hospital stays and increase supported accommodation
    • Integrating care services to ensure people with learning disabilities can access proper support within their own communities
    • Strategies for improving data sharing between organisations to prevent individuals from falling through the gaps

    David Williams, Group Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Leicestershire Partnership and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Group (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Using Data to Understand Health Inequalities Experienced People with Learning Disabilities

    Asit Biswas, Consultant Psychiatrist, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Honorary Professor, University of Leicester (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Comfort Break 

  • Breakout Networking: Tackling Health Inequalities for People with Learning Disabilities through Multi-Agency Working

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in ensuring high-quality, accessible health care for individuals with learning disabilities. We encourage you to share your view of what successful partnership working looks like and your strategies for communicating and data sharing with other agencies and organisations.

  • Keynote: Empowering Patients with Learning Disabilities Through Person-Centred Care

    • Guidance on communicating with patients in a way that meets their needs and involves them in decisions about their care
    • Implementing mandatory staff training to improve understanding, communication, and treatment for patients with learning disabilities
    • Incorporating reasonable adjustments for individuals into care plans to ensure their needs are effectively met
    • Utilising hospital passports to provide important information that staff need to know about a person with a learning disability or an autistic person

    Sam Clark, Chief Executive, Learning Disability England (CONFIRMED)

    Gary Bourlet, Membership Lead and Co-Founder, Learning Disability England (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Overcoming Barriers to Ensure Accessible Healthcare for Individuals with Learning Disabilities

    • Addressing common barriers to access and advice on increasing the number of annual health checks for individuals with learning disabilities
    • Implementing annual health checks at home or at community-based clinics to reduce anxieties and increase uptakes
    • Strategies for engaging with harder-to-reach communities to ensure all local citizens have the opportunity for an accessible healthcare
    • Practical tips on encouraging and implementing feedback from patients to drive continual improvements

    Carly Dalton, Learning Disabilities Strategic Health Facilitator and Service Improvement Programme Manager, Sutton Health and Care (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Offering Community-Based Support for Individuals with Learning Disabilities

    • Building strong working relationships between health and social care providers to create accessible and efficient care services
    • Coordinating approaches to care with health professionals to better support individuals with complex needs
    • Strategies for involving individuals, families, and carers in improving community services and quality of care
    • Practical tips on improving the wellbeing of individuals with learning disabilities

    Chibuike Oji, Service Manager and Head of Disabilities, London Borough of Havering (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will work in health and social care.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £235 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £235 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £425 +VAT+VAT