Saturday, 11 April 2009

Event for those working with adults with learning disabilities


Increasing Access to Mainstream Leisure Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities in Lambeth

A day for Statutory and Voluntary Providers and Commissioners

Weds 6th May 2009
9.30am – 1pm
Lambeth Accord, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA

Lambeth Learning Disability Partnership Board in conjunction with Lambeth Mencap and People First Lambeth are inviting Senior Managers, Commissioners and Providers to come to a half day event where people who provide mainstream services can hear how other organisations have opened their services to Adults with Learning Difficulties. We will share information about how to overcome barriers to inclusion and so increase the take up of mainstream services by this often hard to reach group of people.

Hear examples of current good practice and learn how organisations like;
Ø Whippersnappers
Ø English National Opera
Ø The Young Vic
Successfully overcame barriers to inclusion.

Share their experiences, successes and challenges of mainstreaming leisure activities ( i.e. non-educational activities) to Adults with Learning Disabilities.

Listen to the experience of adults with a learning disability

Be part of producing a plan to overcome barriers. to access for Adults with Learning Disabilities

In order for the day to be a success and for us to increase take up of mainstream services by this underrepresented group of vulnerable adults we need draw on a wide range of senior managers and those who can make a difference in their organisations so that we can produce a plan that will show what is working in Lambeth, where there are gaps and how we should move forward. TO this end we need statutory and voluntary organisations to commit to send a representative.

The event is free but to book your place please contact
Rhys Price at Rhys@peoplefirstlambeth.org.uk Or Alison White at awhite@lambethmencap.org.uk

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