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  • Working better by working together

    McInerney, B, Barton and Tredworkth Community Trust, with Mitchell, J, and Samuels, D, The 'Yes we can' conference, January 2010
    Work by Gloucester Learning Disability Partnership Board, with support from NHS Gloucestershire, led to a ‘Big Event’ focused on issues for black and...

  • Welcome to the 'Yes we can' conference

    Bignall, T, Race Equality Foundation, The 'Yes we can' conference, January 2010
    This presentation highlighted issues in the transition to adulthood for young black and minority ethnic people.  Many of these issues had been...

  • Valuing People Now: What it says for black and minority ethnic people with learning difficulties

    Watkins, S & Robinson, D, Valuing People Now, The Yes we can conference, January 2010
    This presentation provided an overview of current strategies to support people with learning disabilities, including Valuing People Now, a programme...

  • Transition to adult services for people with learning disability from ethnic minority communities

    Bridget Fisher, Head of Black and Minority Ethnic Unit, ARC, and Klwes Humayun, Service user, The 'Yes we can' conference, January 2010
    National research has shown the limited interest in ethnicity for transition planning in children’s services, and in the delivery of services by...

  • Putting evidence and policy into practice - making it happen

    Richard West, Chair, National Advisory Group on Learning Disability and Ethnicity, The 'Yes we can' conference, January 2010
    This presentation highlighted issues affecting black and minority ethnic learning disabled people including:inadequate language supportlack of...

  • From parent to employee

    Helen Atanda, The 'Yes we can' conference, January 2010
    This presentation examined the process of gaining employment by learning disabled people, looking at issues including:applying for work and the...

  • Exploring the evidence: Lessons for transitions from research findings

    Dr Ghazala Mir, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health and Social Care, The Yes we can conference, January 2010
    This presentation provided an overview of research on ethnicity and learning disabilities from the past 10 years. Transition review plans should take...

  • Becoming an adult, becoming a student

    Rohan Lowe, Brighton and Hove Youth Council, The Yes we can conference, January 2010
    This presentation outlined Rohan’s positive experiences of moving into further education and being treated as a young adult. He described his...

  • Becoming a leader

    Raymond Johnson, A voice for people with learning difficulties, The 'Yes we can' conference, January 2010
    This presentation provided a personal account of the transition from education in a special school to the world of work. It emphasised the importance...

  • Fit for purpose: Developing a second wave Parenting Early Intervention Programme in a rural county - Lincolnshire’s approach

    Lincolnshire County Council, The seventh annual conference of Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities inclusive parent programme, July 2009
    This presentation shared experiences of supporting parents, by developing a second wave PEIP programme in a rural county.