Welcome to the 2017 Conference

Thank you  to the 250+ delegates who made the 2017 event a resounding success.

‘A fabulous day… every year it gets better and better’

We are pleased to post video footage from the day and copies of presentations were available.

‘Workshop was excellent- I gained a lot from the information and will be making changes to how we approach feedback’

Thanks again for making the day something special.

You are all magnificent rhinos!

Key Note Speakers


Morning sessions – presentations

  1. Advocacy and available options (how to navigate what a person wants when the Local Authority are needs led) led by Alex Ruck Keene & Jessica Flanagan
    Presentation here
  2. Truth & reconciliation: a grassroots effort to begin to heal psychiatric hurt led by Mick McKeown
    Paper: Exploring the Case for Truth & Reconciliation (1)
  3. Advanced Care Planning, addressing health inequalities through community based approaches led by Compassion in dying
  4. You can’t manage what you don’t measure: case monitoring for service improvement led by Advocacy Data and Intelligence
    Presentation here 
  5. Self advocacy as a positive challenge – the impact of relating to people with a learning disability as more than just users of services led by Community Catalysts
    Presentation here
  6. How human rights can be a vital tool in empowering people to be heard and secure better outcomes led by British Institute of Human Rights

Afternoon Options – presentations

  1. IMCA and Care Act Advocacy: overlap between the two roles led by Jane Menday
    Presentation here
  2. Accessing Public Services led by Cerebra
  3. Co-production within advocacy led by SCIE
  4. Continuing Health Care Status and Care Plan Rights – pros and cons for people with impairments led by Belinda Schwehr
  5. MHA / MCA – The challenging and developing role of the advocate in a world that judges are changing led by Peter Edwards Law
    Presentation here
  6. LGBTQ mental health – exploring advocacy approaches to health inequalities  (study visit to Toronto through Winston Churchill Fellowship) led by Jacqui Jobson
    Presentation here
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