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Growing Older with Learning Disabilities Conference 2019

Event Date:
Friday 29 March 2019
Skills for Care, London, United Kingdom

Supporting people with learning disabilities to age well, challenging health and social inequalities and facilitating research into practice.

Friday 29 March 2019

Skills for Care, London

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The NDAA sit on the Growing Older with Learning Disabilities Steering Group and NDAA members Health Education England, MacIntyre and Dementia UK are speaking.

This conference places the spotlight on the health and social inequalities often faced by people with learning disabilities as they grow older. We all want to support people to live well as they grow older and continue to have the best lives that they possibly  can. 

Experts will present current thinking around early mortality, living with dementia, and supporting people with learning disabilities to come to terms with their own deaths and those of loved ones The focus will be on research into practice so there will be practical resources to share that will be explained by the people that have developed them and their will be  an expert panel to pose questions to.

The conference includes opportunities to: 

  • Hear from excellent speakers who are leaders in the field 
  • Network with colleagues
  • Learn new skills
  • Share good practice and resources
  • Debate key issues 
  • Hear about new ideas and developments.

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The conference programme:

Friday 29 March 2019 

'How old is 'older' for people with learning Disabilities?

Pauline Heslop, Norah Fry Research Centre, Bristol  

“It's going to happen but what are we preparing for?” Death and end of life care for people with learning disabilities in care home settings"

Associate Professor Stuart Todd, South Wales University 

Talking about the lived experience of growing older with a learning disability
Dr Noelle Blackman and Michael Brookstein, Respond and GOLD Group

Whirlwind Round Tables Practical Sessions
A selection of sessions providing practical guidance on important topics.

Living Well with Dementia
Dr Karen Dodd, Surrey and Borders NHS Partnership NHS Trust

Recommendations for the way forward
Professor David Sines, Health Education England

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