EVERY YEAR IN OCTOBER, OVER 250 OF US COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE ALL THINGS ADVOCACY. WE  PUSH OURSELVES TO LEARN MORE, DO MORE AND BE MORE

October 25th 2018
Birmingham NEC

October 25th (evening) Advocacy Awards
October 26th - Special Interest Group

EVERY YEAR IN OCTOBER, OVER 250 OF US COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE ALL THINGS ADVOCACY. WE  PUSH OURSELVES TO LEARN MORE, DO MORE AND BE MORE

October 25th 2018
Birmingham NEC

October 25th (evening) Advocacy Awards
October 26th - Special Interest Group

EVERY YEAR IN OCTOBER, OVER 250 OF US COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE ALL THINGS ADVOCACY. WE  PUSH OURSELVES TO LEARN MORE, DO MORE AND BE MORE

October 25th 2018
Birmingham NEC

October 25th (evening) Advocacy Awards
October 26th - Special Interest Group

National Advocacy Conference 2018

Be A Force for Change

On 25th OCTOBER 2018, 280 OF US CAME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE ALL THINGS ADVOCACY. WE  PUSHED OURSELVES TO LEARN MORE, SO WE COULD DO MORE AND BE MORE.  WE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME AND CONTRIBUTED

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10.00 George Julian

10.30 Human rights: another tool in your advocacy toolbox  British Institute of Human Rights

10.00 Key Note Address

11.30 Workshop stream 1

10.00 Key Note Address

1.30 Key Note Address

11.30 Workshop stream 1

1.30  Michael King Local Government Ombudsman

2.00  Supported Decision Making as a legal right Dr Lucy Series

3.00 WORKSHOP STREAM 2

 3.00 WORKSHOP STREAM 2

1. LGBTQ mental health - exploring advocacy apporaches to health inequalities Jacqui Jobson Advocacy Centre North

2. The Power of Self Advocacy People First

3. Stopping the Over Medication of people with learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines STOMP and Transforming Care Agenda NHS England

 

4. The Role of the 1.2 visitor - should advocates act in this role?  Advocacy Focus

 

5. Tips and Tricks in using community care law legislation to promote choice  Jess Flanagan Clarke Wilmott Solicitors

 

6. Commissioning Holistic Advocacy Mark McDonald Just for Kids Law

 

7. Finding precious feelings - working with people experiencing a dementia Jane Dalrymple

3.00 Workshop Stream 2

1. Community Circles: A person centred approach to supporting people make decisions about their life Community Circles

 

2. Complaints and Advocacy

 

3. Advocacy as a way to realising children's rights Carolyne Willow

 

4. Will I ever get into my home?  Whats the law?  Care Act and CCG responsibilities for arranging accomodation  Belinda Schwehr

 

5. The Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill Graham Enderby

 

6. Supporting Everyday Decisions: Advancing the right to enjoy legal capacity in law and society Prof Rosie Harding

 

7. Pushing Advocacy's Reach into Local Communities Asist & NCompass

4.15 Question Time

Join the debate about the future of advocacy and what challenges we face in this full conference Question Time.  Chaired by Peter Edwards with panellists, Gail Petty (NDTi), George Julian, Sophie Howes

You can submit questions on the day or in advance.

 

10.00 George Julian

10.30 Human rights: another tool in your advocacy toolbox  British Institute of Human Rights

10.00 Key Note Address

11.30 Workshop stream 1

10.00 Key Note Address

1.30 Key Note Address