Right here

Date: 06.11.2019 - 14.11.2019
Location: Newport and Llanrwst

A woman laughing, wearing hat and scarf. She looks confident.

Our annual conference 2019, Right here, will look at the importance of people with a learning disability of all ages being seen, heard, included and valued in all walks of life. Like at school, college, work, home, community, arts, leisure and positions of authority and expertise.

Being seen, heard, included and valued helps:

  • reduce stigma and discrimination against people with a learning disability
  • give people power and control in their own lives
  • people’s well-being

Making a Wales where people with a learning disability are seen, heard, included and valued is important for everyone as it:

  • makes the most of people’s skills, knowledge and talents
  • helps services provide the right services and support
  • contributes to community cohesion and economic development

The conference:

The conference will be held in North and South Wales:

Newport 6th November 2019

Presentations from

  • Wales Youth Parliament
  • Cllr Sara Pickard
  • Joe Powell, All Wales People First
  • Gig Buddies
  • Engage to Change

Book your place now

 

SeeMe - Using digital video to support people to live well

This workshop will look at how news ways of working with consumer technology and digital video can assist the transformation of services that focus on delivering person centred day opportunities with individuals, and that their views and wishes are heard and valued.

There will also be opportunity to hear from professionals and people accessing services about the impact the SeeMe approach has had on people’s well-being.

Facilitated by Practice Solutions and Vale of Glamorgan Council

We are the experts

All Cardiff People First Trainers have a learning disability, and 7 are paid members of staff. Find out who we train, what difference it makes to society, and what difference it has made to our trainers’ lives been seen and heard as experts in their own field. Take part in some of the training to see for yourself!

Facilitated by Cardiff People First

Workshop leaders: Joe Blackley, waiting for confirmation on the others, likely to be Stephen West, Jeff Morgan, Zarah Kaleem.

Look at me

This workshop will look at how people are getting out and about in their community, what it means to them and the communities they live in.

The workshop will include film, discussion and interactive exercises to get you thinking about what community means to you and how people can be seen, heard, included and valued in their communities.

Facilitated by Mirus

My Social Networks

We all have the right to experience intimate, sexual and romantic relationships.  Some people with a learning disability don’t have the support they need to make sure that they’re able to exercise these rights.  The Our Social Networks Project has been collecting stories from people with a learning disability about their friendships and relationships.  This workshop will be your chance to listen to stories and share your own.  Together we will explore some of the barriers to having an intimate relationship as well as look at ways that we might make sure these relationships are valued.

Facilitated by Mencap Cymru.

Valued in work

This interactive workshop explores some tricky questions when it comes to what work, or having a job, means when you do not get paid. Volunteering can be a great way to feel part of your community, but what if you volunteer somewhere where everyone else gets paid? Or, what if you take on some work experience in the hope of one day being paid, but that never happens? We can talk through some of these ideas together and think about how we are valued in different ways, but also, how sometimes, we could be taken advantage of.

 

Facilitated by Kim Dearing, researcher at Cardiff University looking at employment for people with a learning disability

Communication first

Communication is vital for people to be seen, heard, valued and included.  This workshop will look at different communication tools, particularly Talking Mats which can be used to produce a social story for the individual, which they can share with significant others.

This interactive workshop will also show different apps like Grid Player which can enrich communication for people with communication difficulties and facilitate ways for individuals to have their voices heard.

Facilitated by Communication First

Llanrwst 14th November 2019

Presentations from

  • Wales Youth Parliament
  • North Wales Transformation Programme
  • Joe Powell, All Wales People First
  • Gig Buddies
  • Engage to Change

Book your place now

Safe Places – Great Places!

This workshop will look at the Safe Places scheme.  Safe places works with the community to help promote inclusion and understanding for people in and around Wrexham –

Helping people feel safer and more confident to access their community, enabling them to meet people, and improve their wellbeing.

This workshop will look at how the scheme was developed and how it is benefiting people to be seen, heard, valued and included in their community.

Facilitated by Wrexham CBC

My Social Networks

We all have the right to experience intimate, sexual and romantic relationships.  Some people with a learning disability don’t have the support they need to make sure that they’re able to exercise these rights.  The Our Social Networks Project has been collecting stories from people with a learning disability about their friendships and relationships.  This workshop will be your chance to listen to stories and share your own.  Together we will explore some of the barriers to having an intimate relationship as well as look at ways that we might make sure these relationships are valued.

Faciliated by Mencap Cymru

Valued in Work

This interactive workshop explores some tricky questions when it comes to what work, or having a job, means when you do not get paid. Volunteering can be a great way to feel part of your community, but what if you volunteer somewhere where everyone else gets paid? Or, what if you take on some work experience in the hope of one day being paid, but that never happens? We can talk through some of these ideas together and think about how we are valued in different ways, but also, how sometimes, we could be taken advantage of.

Facilitated by Kim Dearing, researcher at Cardiff University

Inspire-it

Over the last 3 years Flintshire DO-IT cooperative have been sharing the way that they build friendlier, more positive and connected communities. This involves people with a learning disability, disabled people and non-disabled people working together showing a positive model of inclusion. Find out how, by taking part in some of the training yourself.

Facilitated by the DO-IT Inspire-it Team

'Nothing about us without us - how possible is real co-production?'

The North Wales Transformation Project will get you thinking and talking about the real challenge of attempting to involve people meaningfully in everything we do. If you want to ‘walk the walk, not just talk the talk’, this workshop is for you.

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at our Annual conference 2019, Right Here

Expand your organisation or brand’s reach in the learning disability sector by sponsoring or exhibiting at our Annual Conference 2019, Right Here.

Our this year’s annual conference will look at the importance of people with a learning disability of all ages being seen, heard, included and valued in all walks of life.

That means we attract delegates from across the learning disability sector, creating the ideal opportunity to get your message heard.

Benefits of sponsoring and exhibiting

Sponsorship and exhibiting offers benefits and perks, including promotional opportunities.

  • We can help you deliver your organisation or brand message and expand your reach.
  • Engage with senior decision makers from across the sector.
  • Provide information about your services first-hand in a live environment.
  • Meet with existing customers and gain access to a new range of potential customers.

We are happy to negotiate a package that will be of maximum benefit to your organisation or company.

Below you will find links with information on sponsorships levels and exhibition opportunities.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor or exhibit at our event, get in touch with Inacia on 029 2068 1174 or email inacia.rodrigues@ldw.org.uk.

Thank you for your interest in our event. We look forward to working with you!

Click here to download our Sponsorship Brochure or click on the links below.

Sponsor contact form

Sponsorship Options 2019

Exhibition booking form

 

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