2016 Conference Workshops

2016 Conference Workshops

WorkshopsWorkshop session A

16 November (Morning)

A1: Update on the Work and Health Programme
Ed Hawker (DWP Disability & Work Opportunities Division)

A2: Recruiting people with learning disabilities into the NHS
Zoey Purdy (Mencap / NHS England)

A3: SEND Reforms - Study programmes with the core aim of work experience
Kathy Melling (BASE), Lisa Spicer / Julie Clark (Seevic College)

A4: The role of asset-sharing and social capital in employment for those with a severe disability
Janine Cherrington (Transition2), Neil Woodhead (Derby City Council)

A5: Where next for apprenticeships?
Liz Davies (Learning and Work Institute)

Workshop session B

16 November (Afternoon)

B1: Local Supported Employment provision - what's the role for DWP?
Jacqui Hansbro (DWP), Martin Davies (BASE)

B2:Employment is Everyone's Business: success through transitions
James Whybra (Castle School), Nerise Oldfield-Thompson (BASE), Paul Gresty (Elevate Berkshire), Maurice George (Brookfields School)

B3: Vocational profiling - back to basics
Kathy Melling (BASE), Derek Groves (North East Autism Society), Professor Amanda Kirby (DO-IT Solutions Ltd)

B4: Expanding IPS provision
Sarah Holloway (NHS England)

B5: Creating a strong future role for supported business
Richard Welfoot, Jeremy Robinson, Peter Keeley (Supported Business Alliance)

Workshop session C

17 November (Morning)

C1: Adapting to devolution
Alex Whinnom (Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation)

C2: Supported internships: Employer Engagement v Employer Relationships
Tilly Neill / Natalie Read (Hereford College)

C3: Employer engagement - back to basics
Alicia Moyles (Kent Supported Employment), Helena Jennings (Skillnet Group), Kathy Melling (BASE)

C4: How to set up and run a Supported Employment Program from scratch with no help from Adult Social Care!
Claire Cordell, Andrea Randall-Smith (Little Gate Farm)

C5: The supply chain: Building better partnerships
Dan McCormack (Working Links)

Workshop session D

17 November (Morning)

D1: Learning disabilities and employment: How a Social Impact Bond could help develop the best approaches
Adam Swersky / Tom Davies (Social Finance)

D2: De-mystifying Supported Employment for families
Kathy Melling (BASE)

D3: Delivering devolved employment programmes – experience and learning from Working Well expansion in Greater Manchester
Jerry Stokes / Michelle Lesson (The Work Company)

D4: Welfare rights update
Julie Henry (National Association of Welfare Rights Advisors)

D5: Access to Work
Stuart Edwards (DWP)