Chris Bull, Lead for the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme, is set to open our Annual Conference and AGM in Bristol on 3 October 2013.

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol BS1 6SQ
9.30am – 3.30pm

Chris Bull, Lead on the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme Board as our keynote speaker, will give us a reminder of the lessons learned…

  • Need for fast and lasting change from childhood, that prevents crisis situations in the first place
  • People really get the care and support they want and need
  • People and their families really have a say
  • We change attitudes and behaviour at all levels – Provider Board and Directors, senior management, and the whole workforce, Commissions and Regulators, and the wider community

What’s being done so far…

  • Sharing what good looks like – a good review, good quality person-centred plan, good provision, most importantly good quality of life
  • Thinking about regional and local development and how can we let local areas know what they need to do, most importantly the Driving Up Quality Code
  • How we can all work better together to support future planning, the development of quality alternative provision

Enabling ARC members and stakeholders to collaborate and learn from each other by providing a real opportunity to connect and liaise in a safe yet challenging environment, our aim is to encourage people to think about what difference attitudes makes in driving up the quality of learning disability services from three perspectives:

Families and people who use services – Exploring the pivotal role of the family – the sector can help to empower families and learn from listening to the voice of people who use services by embracing their views about the attitudes that matter.

Providers – Staff with the right attitude and attributes are essential – how can we achieve this? What difference does the attitude of those who lead and govern services make in the drive to improve quality?

Commissioners – Commissioning the best quality service – do we need a change in attitudes and culture to develop honest dialogue with providers and families? What can the sector do to encourage a more positive attitude to collaborative working?

We have a host of speakers who will be talking about:

  • Really Listening and Involving People
  • Supporting Really Good Staff
  • Real Collaborative Commissioning

Following the morning’s presentations there will be ‘ask the expert’ informal open space session – talking at stations across the space, delegates have the opportunity to learn in more detail some of the practical tools behind the ideas of the morning, that will improve your day to day work.

Book your place now!

Entry to the conference is only £65 so don’t miss out…