People with learning disabilities face a range of barriers to accessing effective and personalised support and healthcare. A recent Nuffield Trust report found that only 26% of people in England with a learning disability are on their GP’s learning disability register, with numbers ‘likely’ even lower for those from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds. With a focus being directed towards preventative medicine and increasing the use of co-production in creating services, now is an ideal time for professionals to come together to discuss effective routes forward.

  • People with a learning disability die on average 20 years earlier than people without one, according to a 2024 Nuffield Trust report
  • 1 in 5 people on a GP learning disability register did not have an annual health check in 2022/23, according to the Department of Health and Social Care
  • The number of learning disability nurses has decreased by 42% since 2010, according to the Nuffield Trust

Join us at The Supporting People with Learning Disabilities Conference 2024 to gain insights into the latest initiatives, challenges, and best practices in learning disability support services. The conference will address key challenges including providing high-quality health checks, reducing health inequalities, and delivering integrated health and social care. Gain the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss common obstacles and help implement innovative solutions.

Why Attend:

✓ Engage with high-calibre keynotes on the latest trends, challenges, and initiatives in supporting people with learning difficulties

✓ Case studies showcasing innovative approaches and solutions in promoting healthy, independent lives for people with learning disabilities

✓ Networking opportunities with professionals from a range of sectors

✓ Gain 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


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



This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including education and ALL CPD certified

 Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

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

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Professor Gyuchan Thomas Jun, Professor of Sociotechnical System Design, Loughborough University (invited)

  • Keynote: Developing Effective Partnership Working to Provide Joined-Up Support and Improve Health Outcomes

    • Addressing common trends and challenges in supporting people with learning disabilities and guidance on creating equal opportunities
    • Advice for securing multi-agency buy-in to ensure effective communication and coordinated care
    • Creating collaborative systems that empower people to make decisions about how they receive support
    • Providing holistic support by creating a seamless collaboration between health and social care services
    • Initiatives to promote social inclusion by combating stigma and discrimination across communities

    Senior Representative, NHS England (invited)

  • Keynote: Using Co-Production to Enable Effective Patient Engagement and Person-Centred Care

    • Promoting independence and choice by giving people with learning disabilities a central role in planning their care
    • Bringing together professionals and service users to identify and break down barriers to effective support
    • Producing a co-training offer to embed co-production into staff training and development
    • Advice for creating clear structures to facilitate participation by all co-trainers and service users

    Karen McCormick, Lived Experience Engagement Lead, IMPACT Improving Adult Care Together (invited)

  • Case Study: Embedding Effective Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training to Ensure Staff Have the Right Knowledge and Skills

    • Taking a whole-organisation approach to ensure that all team members are properly trained
    • Working with people with a learning disability and/or autism to ensure co-production at every stage of training
    • Providing effective adjustments to facilitate leadership by autistic co-trainers
    • Advice for securing accreditation to deliver Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training

    Ginette Clarke, Group Training and Development Manager, SENAD (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Breakout Networking: Fostering Joined-Up Care and Support for People with Learning Disabilities

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in supporting people with learning disabilities. Gain insights from professionals across different agencies on approaches to effective partnership working.

  • Keynote: Reducing Health Inequalities for People with Learning Disabilities through Accessible, Person-Centred Care

    • Building multi-disciplinary collaborations to create joined-up support that promotes high-quality preventative healthcare
    • Frameworks for identifying and overcoming common barriers to accessible care
    • Working with the person, not the diagnosis to prioritise people and successfully advocate for them
    • Taking an intersectional approach to raise awareness of multiple causes of inequitable access to healthcare

    Emma Boger, Executive Director of Quality and Impact, Mencap (invited)

  • Case Study: Ensuring People With Learning Disabilities Receive Effective Regular Health Checks

    • Setting up annual health checks at home or at community-based clinics to reduce anxieties and increase uptakes
    • Implementing a health action plan to provide clear outcomes and next steps following an annual health check
    • Strategies for engaging with harder-to-reach communities to ensure all local citizens have accessible healthcare
    • Guidance on reviewing whether medication is appropriate and effective to prevent over-medication
    • Taking a proactive approach to using health checks to plan personalised care and avoid unplanned admissions

    Dr Satpal Shekhawat, Medical Director, North Lincolnshire CCG (invited)

  • Case Study: Creating Safe Community-Based Support that Fosters Independent Living

    • Coordinating health and social care across the system to reduce long-term hospital stays and increase supported accommodation
    • Strategies for involving individuals, families, and carers in improving community services and quality of care
    • Key recommendations for prioritising choice and control to facilitate independence wherever possible
    • Strategies for improving data-sharing between organisations to prevent individuals from falling through the gaps

    Julie Noble, Commissioning Speaclist Learning Disabilities and Autism Adult Social Care, Telford and Wrekin Council (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals from across the public and voluntary sectors working in, or alongside, healthcare.

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

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


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