This year’s ARC annual conference was built around the launch of the findings of the Here to Stay project, a 5 year research study carried out by ARC working with the University of Wolverhampton, to increase our knowledge of people with learning disabilities from new migrant communities in England. The project has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Lisa Lenton, ARC England Director opened the conference, and David Brindle, Public Services Editor, at The Guardian was our Guest Chair for the day.
The presentations used during the conference can be accessed using the links below:-
- Prof David Sallah and Dr Olga Kozlowska, University of Wolverhampton – The ‘Here to Stay’ project research findings
- Bridget Fisher, Here to Stay Project Manager, Association for Real Change – Here to Stay – what we were told
- Lisa Govier, Dimensions – Dimensions Supporting Diversity
- Dot Reeves, Chief Speechie, Insane Logic – Improving lives through more effective communication for everybody
- Nicholas Paines QC, Law Commission – Public Law Commissioner, England and Wales – The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Paul Richards, TLAP with Shaun Webster, CHANGE – Learning disability and personalisation
- Beverley Dawkins OBE, Generate – ‘Leaving indifference behind’ Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities (CIPOLD)