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Exhibition and Learning Day

Price: From £35.00 excl. VAT
Date: 28 November 2018
Venue: ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London

Join us at the 18th Learning Disability Today London - a one-day CPD certified event.

Avoid ticket prices increase from Sep 2018 and take advantage of the **EARLY BIRD RATE** of £35+VAT.

Student tickets are only £10+VAT.

We offer limited complimentary tickets for people with learning disabilities and their unpaid carers. Please email if you feel you are eligible.

Information on how to cancel your booking can be found here.

Come and join us on 28 November at Learning Disability Today London 2018.

The learning day and exhibition will be packed full of exhibitors, like-minded visitors and a full seminar programme.


This convivial and inspiring event will consist of 3 main topic streams:

    Conference Room 1: Autism and Learning Disability

      Conference Room 2: Health and Wellbeing

        Conference Room 3: Policy and Practice


          Speakers and workshops will be tailored to the content in each of the rooms. Check back here for updates on seminars and speaker confirmation.

          To discuss exhibiting, sponsorship or other promotional opportunities: Please contact Graham Hoare by email or call 01273 434938.

          • Learning Disability Nurses
          • Project workers
          • Social care staff
          • Commissioners 
          • Managers of residential and community-based services
          • People with learning disabilities
          • Carers
          • Relatives and natural supports
          • Directors of Services
          • Trainers
          • Special Educational Needs school teachers
          • Employers
          • Those undertaking training 
          • Researchers
          • Academics 
          • Psychologists
          • Occupational Therapists
          • Speech and Language Therapists 
          • Physiotherapists 
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            David O'Driscoll

            David O'Driscoll works in the NHS as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with people with a learning disability. He is chair of the Institute of Disability and Psychotherapy (IPD), Conveyor of learning disability section of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire. David is currently writing a book on the history and psychoanalytic treatment of people with a learning disability.
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            Karen Watchman

            Dr Karen Watchman is senior lecturer at the University of Stirling and has worked with people who have a learning disability and their families for many years in both practice and academic settings, including as chief executive of Down’s Syndrome Scotland. From her recent research, Karen has produced a range of accessible information for people with a learning disability and carers including 'Jenny’s Diary', a free resource to support conversations about dementia with people who have a learning disability and 'Supporting Derek': a practice development guide to support staff working with people who have a learning difficulty and dementia, updated in 2018 with new training resources.
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            Tim Cooper

            Before joining United Response in 2015, Tim Cooper was chief executive of Advance, a charity supporting young people and adults with a wide range of challenges, including learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs to live the life they choose at home, at work and in the community. Tim was also director at the Office for Disability Issues and, prior to that, managing director of the Work and Independence Division of the Shaw Trust. Tim has a wealth of experience including particular expertise in supported employment and housing management.
          • Anne Lawn

            Anne has over 25 years’ experience of working and supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. She has worked in Statutory, 3rd sector and private services working both within both care and support provider services and housing. Anne worked with some of the last people living in Leavesden to support their resettlement back into their communities. Designing services to meet their specific support needs, and working with others to ensure services were person centred. Moving people from long stay institutions into small shared brand new build homes in the heart of the community – with allotments for people to keep chickens and ducks in a busy London borough. Taken over failing services and turned them around within 12 months. Led on de-registration of Registered Care home to Supported Living service using the REACH standards as the guiding principles. Anne is a member of Sense Safeguarding Board and Chair of governors for a SEN school – rated as Outstanding.

          ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court
          47 Lillie Road
          SW6 1UD

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