Greater London Learning Disability and Autism Community of Practice
Almost everyone within the London Learning Disability and Autistic community is feeling the effects of how hard we’ve been hit by the impact of the pandemic. Many within our community have felt left out, forgotten, or abandoned throughout lockdown and all its restrictions.
Join the conversation on 13 July, 1.30-3pm
Come and join our first Greater London Learning Disability and Autism Community of Practice event online, as together we reflect on how people are feeling, how the pandemic has changed us, what we have learned, what has worked well and what will help our community thrive going forwards.
We’ll reflect on the challenges and opportunities as we come out of lockdown
We are delighted to welcome representatives from Generate and Skills for Care, who will deliver presentations about their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of coming out of lockdown from the point of view of people with lived experience and from the point of view of the workforce. The presentations are particularly tailored to the Greater London context.
Connect with others
After the presentations we will have the opportunity to connect with one another in breakout discussions. We will explore together issues such as how we can make things better for people now as we edge towards moving back to a new sort of normality. What new ways of doing things do we want to keep?
Many of us, including people with learning disabilities and autistic people, are exhausted and depleted. Anxiety levels are running high, and many are seriously considering leaving the workforce. As we gather together at this event, we’ll talk about what we can do to feel better, and how we can help our whole community heal and recover from what has been a very traumatic and emotionally draining time for many.
What we do know is that we need our community. So come along to connect, learn from and support each other to ensure we emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever, together.