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Event:

Major Housing and Support Conference on 22 November

Working Together - to deliver better housing and support for living.

Thursday 22nd November 2012 at the Manchester Conference Centre.

This year the ASL and Housing Options have teamed up for what will be the most important conference of the year for those working in the housing and supported living sector for people with learning disabilities. 

The focus of the conference will be on how organisations, people with learning disabilities and families can work together and widen our thinking on supported living to ensure that people get the housing and support they need to live ordinary and equal lives.

All organisational members have a free place, so please book soon. There are a limited number of free places for people with learning disabilities and families. Members will have first preference for these free places.

Speakers will include: 

Ian Birrell – Columnist & Campaigner (chair)
Kaliya Franklin – Disability Rights Activist
Alan Rosenbach – Special Policy Lead, Care Quality Commission
Kevin Williamson – Head of Communities and Wellbeing, National Housing Federation
Bruce Calderwood – Department of Health (invited)
Simon Duffy – Centre for Welfare Reform
Sally Warren – MD Paradigm

Workshops will include:

Personal health budgets
Social care reform
Individual Service Funds in action
Welfare reform & the impact on supported living
Using assistive technology in supported living
Enabling more ordinary lives in supported living
A co-operative approach to creating more housing opportunities
Experts by experience - people with learning disabilities assessing service quality with the CQC
New ways of commissioning

For more information & to book visit:

http://www.housingoptions.org.uk/