In November 2014 the Olympia Conference Centre hosted Learning Disability Today London, our annual conference and exhibition which attracts a wide range of people with an interest in learning disabilities, including people with a learning disability and their families, carers, and natural supports as well as professionals working in the sector and a full range of exhibitors with products and services that offer solutions and inspiration.
Living well and equality
The day was packed full of seminars on the theme of Living Well, interactive zones and the chance to network, meet new colleagues and make friends. One of the most stand out things to mention of the day this year, and in all previous years, is the energy, passion and enthusiasm and every single delegate and exhibitor who attends. It’s clear that we’re all there for the same reason: to celebrate people with learning disabilities and to move our policies, practices and perspectives forward in creating equality.
Liz Kendall MP at Learning Disability Today
The Shadow Care and Older People Minister Liz Kendall echoed this sentiment in her keynote address at this year’s Learning Disability Today London below.
The day also marked the launch of the new look Learning Disability Today, packed with in-depth features, helpful resources and exclusive members’ content for health and social care professional with an interest in learning disabilities.
The Pavilion training materials and handbooks stand provided a great chance to meet our customers and find out what you like and what you need us to commission for your training needs in the future. Supporting Derek; A practice development guide to support staff working with people who have a learning difficulty and dementia was a favourite as well as our practical, pocket-sized guides such as Sexuality and Sexual Health for Individuals with a Learning Disability; Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities; and Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities: Understanding the context.
Read Learning Disability Today editor Dan Parton's report of the day here.
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