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Learning Disability England Conference 2021

The theme of this year’s Learning Disability England conference is Staying Strong, Getting Stronger. There will be six conference sessions plus daily lunchtime catch up and chill sessions spread over three days, the 9, 10 and 11 March.

These are the conference sessions:

Tuesday 9 March 10am to 12pm ‘One Year On: Our experiences and stories from the last year’.

The speakers include Katie Peacock – Gr8 Support Movement, Inclusion East (Matt Howard, Jo Hough and Sara Kent), Dorset People First (Kerry Martin, Ellie Crawford and Chris Mellor), Aisha Edwards – Lewisham People’s Parliament, Alex Ruck Keene – 39 Essex Chambers, Claire Doherty – Chrysalis Cumbria, and Sarah Thomas – Shropshire Parent Carer Council.

Tuesday 9 March 1.30pm to 2.30pm ‘Made Possible: stories of success by people with learning disabilities – in their own words’

Saba Salman, Dan Pepper and Gary Bourlet and the ProActive community group members

Wednesday 10 March 10am to 12pm ‘So… what’s Changed?’

Fiona Ritchie, and Nick Sinclair and the Local Area Coordination Network members

Wednesday 10 March 1.30pm to 3.30pm ‘Being seen, being heard’

Open Story Tellers

Thursday 11 March 10am to 12pm ‘The Human Rights Act now and next – why it matters for us all’

Sanchita Hosali from The British Institute of Human Rights

Thursday 11 March 1.30pm to 3.30pm ‘Staying strong and getting stronger’

Speakers include Ian Copeman, Housing LIN, Social Care future – Scott Watkin BEM, Inquiry member, Shaun Pickern, Liz Tilley from the Open University and members of Ace Anglia

As organisational members, we have 40 free places at every conference session which can be used by Certitude staff, the people we support and their family members. If you are interested, please get in touch at