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National Advocacy Conference 2023

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Day 1 - Monday 6th November 

National Conference Centre Birmingham:   9.30am  - 4.30pm

Ready for an incredible day of inspiring, entertaining and enlightening talks with people in the know? The 2023 promises to be another exceptional day in the advocacy calendar.  Get your ticket to listen to:

Anna Severwright:

"What is needed to get social care that enables us all to live 'gloriously ordinary lives' and what is the role of advocacy in achieving this?"

Just for Kids Law: 

"The legal rights and entitlement of homeless 16 and 17 year olds" (tbc)

Isaac Samuels

"Putting Co-Production at the Heart of Advocacy"


Irwin Mitchell:

Peter Edwards: 

"Keeping on the right side of the law: topical issues in the world of mental capacity" 

Tony Bamforth & Kate Mercer:

"The power of intuition: Why using your gut really matters in advocacy"

Thanks to support from NHS England, we are delighted to offer a specialist stream this to specifically examine how we can improve the impact advocacy can have for people with a learning disability and autistic people who have been in (or need to get out of) in patient settings.

Alexis Quinn

"Reducing restrictive practices: how advocates can help"


Changing our lives

"Where’s the oomph?” - supporting people out of hospital, lessons from the Why are we stuck in hospital research"


Nic Crosby, NDTi

"Small supports.  How to have a relentless focus on the person - no matter what"


"The advocacy salad"

Ellen Feria

"Thoughts from the frontline.  Supporting people as they move into their forever home"

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