The Future for Transforming Care: Improving Outcomes for People with Learning Disabilities & Autism

Confirmed to Speak:

  • John Trevains, Head of Mental Health and Learning Disability, NHS England
  • Dr Dominic Slowie, National Clinical Advisor (Learning Disability & Premature Mortality), NHS England
  • Judith Kerem, Development Director, CareTrade UK
  • Bill Love, Head of Development Support, NDTI
  • Shaun Picken, Trustee, My Life My Choice & Associate, NDTI
  • Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council
  • Emma Austin-Garrod, Policy and Family Involvement Officer, Mencap
  • Professor Asif Zia, Executive Director for Quality and Medical Leadership, HPFT
  • Sue Johnson, Independent Consultant & Leadership Coach (Event chair)
  • Further Speakers TBA


In 2015, NHS England set out plans to close half of its hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism, and to subsequently expand care in the community. Progress has been made since then: the Transforming Care programme has developed, but there is still more to be done. Care and treatment reviews are not being fully delivered, support for those with learning disabilities in the community varies significantly and potential changes to the local housing allowance have caused a great deal of uncertainty.

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to explore what the national agenda means for you, gain a comprehensive update on implementation and examine how you can transform local care for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Comprehensive update on the Transforming Care agenda and its implementation so far
  • Lessons from the 48 Transforming Care Partnerships
  • Understanding and making use of the funding available for your area
  • Ensuring care and treatment reviews are being delivered effectively
  • Delivering innovative housing options in the face of potential changes to the local housing allowance
  • Learning from current good practice underway across the country
  • Managing the move away from inpatient to community care in your area
  • Increasing employment and participation in the community for people with learning disabilities and autism

The Event:

The morning session will provide an update on the Transforming Care agenda, and will focus on how you can learn from the progress made and the ways in which you and your colleagues can meet the challenges

The afternoon session will explore current best practice when it comes to expanding community care in place of inpatient settings and how best to achieve this. You will gain practical guidance on commissioning, service improvement and innovative working.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from, but not limited to: Local authorities; social care providers; inpatient care providers; CCGs; housing providers; commissioning & strategy managers; clinical managers; support workers; lead nurses; local disability partnership boards; carers; health & wellbeing boards and anyone responsible or interested in transforming care for people with learning disabilities and autism.


For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Thursday 17th August 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295  | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector  | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

Background Quote

"We have a specific task to improve standards of care for those with learning disabilities and autism. We will work to reduce stigma and discrimination and implement in full the Transforming Care Programme" - Conservative Manifesto 2017

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