Key Points
  • Hear an update on the National Strategy for Disabled People from the Cabinet Office
  • Lockdown lessons: how to ensure service continuity and maximise accessibility
  • Promoting the wellbeing, mental health and social inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Embedding co-production in service design and delivery
  • Improving outcomes by joining health and care services for a person-centred approach
  • Exploring the benefits of assistive technologies and solutions to enhance independent living
  • Creating inclusive and sustainable employment opportunities bridging a widening disability employment gap
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Overview
Expert speakers:
  • Hannah Rignell, Deputy Director, Disability Unit, Cabinet Office
  • Lynne Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Positive, Chair of the North West Regional Stakeholder Network, Disabled People’s Organisations Forum
  • Kamran Mallick, CEO, Disability Rights UK
  • James Taylor, Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope
  • Ruby Peacock, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK
  • Geoff Fimister, Policy Co-Chair, Disability Benefits Consortium
  • Liz Leach, Founder and Managing Director, Imagineer CIC, Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Stakeholder Network, Disabled People's Organisations Forum
  • Richard Kramer, CEO, Sense
  • Luke Joy-Smith, Project Director, Dimensions UK
  • Jonathan Beebee, Chair, Learning Disability Nurse Forum
  • Lisa Wilson, Head of Strategic Commissioning and Policy, Adult Social Care, Essex County Council
  • David Williams, Head of Service, Learning Disability and Complex Needs, Salford Royal Foundation Trust & Lead for Workforce Development, Greater Manchester Transforming Care Partnership


The pandemic has highlighted many disparities in terms of health, employment and access to services which have exacerbated the negative impact for people with disabilities. Westminster Insight’s Disability Digital Conference explores the latest policy, strategies and best practice to create a more accessible and inclusive society.

Gain a first-hand update on the National Strategy for Disabled People from Hannah Rignell, Deputy Director, Disability Unit, Cabinet Office. Join the conversation with leading Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) including Disability Rights UK, Disability Positive and the Disability Benefits Consortium advocating to widen access and transform service provision with an inclusive approach.

We will examine strategies to increase areas of co-production, by prioritising the voice of service users and their carers. We will focus on pathways to enhance independent living, through assistive technologies implemented by Dimensions UK. Essex County Council will share practical insights on effective commissioning to wide ranging needs; and you'll hear useful advice from Sense, on how to mitigate the impact of isolation, provide mental health support and promote social inclusion.


Agenda
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08:50 - 09:00
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

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Kamran Mallick Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK

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09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Session: Delivering a National Strategy for Disabled People

 
  • Exploring the visions and objectives for the strategy
  • Dismantling barriers and strengthening disabled people’s ability to participate fully in society
  • What we learned from stakeholder responses to the public survey
  • Understanding the next steps 
9:20:9:30 Questions and Discussion

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Hannah Rignell Deputy Director, Disability Unit, Cabinet Office

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09:30 - 10:10
The Road Ahead: Opportunities for Improvement in Accessibility and Inclusion

 
  • Improving support and service delivery for people living with disabilities
  • Tackling barriers in access to healthcare, public services, education and employment with a person-centred approach
  • Involving people with multiple health needs in service design
  • Mitigating the negative impact of COVID-19 on opportunities for people with disabilities
9:50-10:10 Questions and Discussion

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Kamran Mallick Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK

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Lynne Turnbull Chief Executive Officer, Disability Positive

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James Taylor Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope

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10:10 - 10:40
Joint Session: Integrating Health and Care Services to Deliver a Person-Centred Approach to Care

 
  • Signposting people to the services that are fit for purpose and partnering with organisations to improve response delivery and follow up
  • Reviewing best practice for service commissioning and care partnerships
  • Joining up health and care services to deliver person centred care
  • Case Study: Sharing best practice from the Salford Royal Foundation Trust
10:30-10:40 Questions and Discussion

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Dave Williams Head of Service, Learning Disability and Complex Needs, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

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Jonathan Beebee Chair, Learning Disability Nurse Forum

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10:40 - 10:55
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10:55 - 11:30
Co-production: Embedding Disabled People’s Voices and Lived Experience at the Heart of Policy and Practice

 
  • Effective approaches to increase and embed people's participation in health and care services
  • Engaging with people and carers and prioritising their insights to provide person centred solutions
  • Fostering peer support networks for people with multiple health conditions and their carers
  • Utilising available community resources to create inclusive environments 

    11:20-11:30 Questions and Discussion

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Ruby Peacock Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK

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Liz Leach Founder and Managing Director, Imagineer CIC

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11:30 - 12:00
Creating Pathways to Independence Through Supported Living Solutions

 
  • Harnessing lessons learned during lockdown and exchanging best practice for effective commissioning 
  • Facilitating transitions from in-patient services to residential care and supported living
  • Case Study: Dimensions UK, Exploring the benefits of assistive technology and overcoming the digital barriers
  • Case Study: Essex County Council’s approaches to commissioning and  collaborative working in changing times
11:50-12:00 Questions and Discussion

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Lisa Wilson Head of Strategic Commissioning and Policy, Adult Social Care (PSI and Personalisation), Essex County Council

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Luke Joy-Smith Project Director, Dimensions UK

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12:00 - 12:30
Opportunities to Overcome Isolation, Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing

 
  • Promoting the wellbeing and social inclusion of people with disabilities to mitigate the effects of isolation
  • Addressing mental health issues exacerbated by lockdown and providing a pathway for reintegration for people who have been shielding
  • Harnessing learnings from peer support groups and community initiatives to improve mental health outcomes
  • Reforming the Mental Health Act White Paper, implications and changes for people with disabilities
12:20-12:30 Questions and Discussion

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Richard Kramer CEO, Sense

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12:30 - 12:50
Bridging the Disability Employment Gap and Widening Access to Benefits

 
  • Creating opportunities and bridging the widening unemployment gap
  • Benefit schemes and opportunities to transition towards sustainable employment  
  • Making the welfare system work for disabled people and their carers
12:45-12:55 Questions and Discussion

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Geoff Fimister Policy Co-Chair, Disability Benefits Consortium

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12:50 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Kamran Mallick Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK

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End

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Jonathan Beebee Chair, Learning Disability Nurse Forum

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Geoff Fimister Policy Co-Chair, Disability Benefits Consortium

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Luke Joy-Smith Project Director, Dimensions UK

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Richard Kramer CEO, Sense

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Liz Leach Founder and Managing Director, Imagineer CIC

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Kamran Mallick Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK

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Ruby Peacock Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK

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Hannah Rignell Deputy Director, Disability Unit, Cabinet Office

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James Taylor Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope

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Lynne Turnbull Chief Executive Officer, Disability Positive

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Dave Williams Head of Service, Learning Disability and Complex Needs, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

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Lisa Wilson Head of Strategic Commissioning and Policy, Adult Social Care (PSI and Personalisation), Essex County Council

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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