Annual Conference 2021 – We can work it out

Date: 08.11.2021 - 12.11.2021
Location: Online


Our annual conference, “We can work it out,” this year will look at what work, jobs and employment mean to people with a learning disability.

We are looking for organisations, groups, and individuals who would like to be part of this event.  This incudes

  • running a workshop
  • showing a film
  • giving a presentation
  • other ideas you may have!

For many people, having a paid job makes them feel valued, included, gives them their own income and helps them to be more independent. For other people, voluntary work is the right thing for them. There are some people who do not work or volunteer but whose contribution to their communities is expressed and valued in other ways.

Our Annual Conference this year will be online with a series of events between 8 November and 12 November. We are hoping to meet everyone in real life and have events as soon as it safe to do so.

We are interested to hear from  you if you have something interesting or important you would like to share about

Barriers to work

This may include

  • Transport
  • Accessibility
  • Awareness


Support into work

This may include

  • Job coaching
  • Supported employment
  • Access to work
  • Transition planning
  • Direct payments

Real-life experiences

Such as

  • Being a volunteer
  • Having a paid job
  • Retirement
  • Self employment
  • Working during lockdown


Being valued

This includes thing like

  • Employment rights
  • Benefits of having work
  • The role of support providers
  • Contributing to communities whether you work or not


Sponsoring our sessions

If you would like to sponsor our sessions or the series please fill out this form or email

Click here for our sponsorship options

More information on Sponsorship


As part of this event, we will be sharing work and lessons from our Engage to Change project.

In memory of Sam Jenkins

This year our conference will be dedicated to our colleague Sam Jenkins who died last year.  Sam came to all of our annual conferences to work, take part and meet friends old and new.  We would like to pay tribute to Sam who loved life and for whom work was an important part.



Event sponsored by:

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