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Saturday 24 February 2018
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Greater London Community of Practice

Building a Community: a consultation event for the new Greater London Learning Disability Community of Practice


Consultation for children’s workforce:
19 January 2018 – book here

Consultation for adult’s workforce: 26 January 2018 – book here

Venue: Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London

Calling practitioners and carers who support Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities from all sectors. We want to build a new community that enables good quality support and challenges health inequalities.

Our communities are professional peer learning networks, aimed at all those involved in supporting people with learning disabilities and /or autism (including professionals and families) to share learning and improve the support people receive. The primary aim is to have a positive impact on quality of life for the individual, and all the people that support them.

These free consultation events are being held to gather views and plan how we set up this community. We would love to see you there, it is your community - come and shape the future!


Draft Programme

9.30 Registration and Refreshments

10.00 Welcome by chair 
Jim Blair, Great Ormond Street Hospital

10.05 The purpose of this consultation
Rhona Westrip George Matuska, Health Education England 

10.20 Challenging health inequality for people with Learning Disabilities
Jim Blair, Great Ormond Street Hospital

11.00 Stopping over medication of people with learning disabilities, autism or both
Carl Shaw, David Gill and Jill Parker, VODG

11.30 Break 

11.45 Building a Community – what a community of practice does 
Tom Evans, BILD

12.30 The Kent, Sussex and Surrey COP and how it works
George Matuska and Rhona Westrip, Health Education England

13.00 Lunch 

13.30 Round table consultations 
Facilitated by Tom Evans, Jim Blair, George Matuska and Rhona Westrip 

14.45 Break 

15.00 Feedback 
Jim Blair, Great Ormond Street Hospital

15.45 Next steps 
Tom Evans, BILD

16.00 Close