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
Click on links for You Tube video of each talk
Kate Mercer – welcomes you to the conference
Listen to Kate highlight challenges that threaten the sector and things that should keep advocates awake at night
Alex Ruck Keene: Advocacy as the support for legal capacity
Watch Alex explore the important distinction between mental capacity and legal capacity, as he supports advocates to understand how to assist individuals with disabilities to exercise their legal capacity to take an equal part in decisions affecting them.
Sanchita Hosali, Acting Director, British Institute of Human Rights
Watch Sanchita as she talks us through the impact Brexit may have on UK human rights and what the future holds for our legal protections.
Morning sessions – presentations
- 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
- Truth & reconciliation: a grassroots effort to begin to heal psychiatric hurt led by Mick McKeown
Paper: Exploring the Case for Truth & Reconciliation (1)
- Advanced Care Planning, addressing health inequalities through community based approaches led by Compassion in dying
- You can’t manage what you don’t measure: case monitoring for service improvement led by Advocacy Data and Intelligence
- 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
- 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
- IMCA and Care Act Advocacy: overlap between the two roles led by Jane Menday
- Accessing Public Services led by Cerebra
- Co-production within advocacy led by SCIE
- Continuing Health Care Status and Care Plan Rights – pros and cons for people with impairments led by Belinda Schwehr
- MHA / MCA – The challenging and developing role of the advocate in a world that judges are changing led by Peter Edwards Law
- LGBTQ mental health – exploring advocacy approaches to health inequalities (study visit to Toronto through Winston Churchill Fellowship) led by Jacqui Jobson