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National Advocacy Conference 2023

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Wed 8th - Fri 10th November - Online virtual sessions

We love on line sessions!   Free, easy to join & in the comfort of your own chair. Who doesn't love a virtual conference session?

It is our greatest pleasure to bring a spectacular array of incredible speakers who have really important insights and experiences to share with you.  Please book onto individual sessions using the links below.

Wed 8th Nov

10am Chris Memmott: 
"Autism Basics and Roundabout Theory.  Discussing the changing understanding of autism and the realisation that sensory and social overload underpin nearly all autistic struggles". 

Thurs 9th Nov

2pm Nadine Tilbury, Norah Fry Disability Studies,
"Substituted Parenting:  What does this mean for learning-disabled parents in the family court context.  This presentation will share the finding from this research, with judges, barristers, solicitors, guardians and advocates, about how the term 'substituted parenting' is being used in the family court and share recommendations to improve practice"

Fri 10th Nov

11am Dementia Enquirers: 

"Dementia and Hope:  This conversational style workshop hosted by Philly Hare and 3 people with dementia, will explore:

  • What it’s like to have dementia

  • What can make it easier (how to help) – inc. ‘reasonable adjustments’

  • The importance of hope

  • Self-advocacy and peer support

  • Co-creating research


2pm Lucy Series:  

"Places like home: The right to home is protected under human rights law, but too often people who draw on care and support find themselves living in institutional environments, or ‘micro-institutions’ that purport to be a home. How can advocates distinguish between meaningful homes and mini-institutions when they advocate for people’s meaningful rights to home?"

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