2016 Learning Disability Conference header

Supported Living:
a service or a life?

November 22nd 2016 – 9.00 - 16.30
Manchester Conference Centre

Our Sponsors

Certitude’s person-centred approach is creating a future where people with learning disabilities and mental health needs have the same opportunities and rights to a good life as everyone else.  This means being valued as equals and being in control. Ultimately, this is what all of us want.

For people with learning disabilities or mental health needs – and for their carers and families – our support comes in many forms. From essential round the clock support to independent living in the community; from training and mentoring to build skills and confidence, to support in finding fulfilling and reasonably paid employment. And we provide our own opportunities through apprenticeships, work placement and volunteering roles. We encourage people to find new interests, make new friends, get out and about and have fun. For carers and families, we offer respite care and short breaks. We also work closely with local authorities, communities and others involved in delivering support.

We recognise the barriers that stand in the way of the people we support and we are resourceful in our efforts to work with people to overcome them. We don’t work to a formula – we find new and better ways of doing things, we don’t judge and we never give up, even when the going gets tough.

We see ourselves as partners and allies – working alongside people, carers and families. And ultimately, we measure our success on the happiness and richness of the lives people lead.

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Everyday our clients face massive challenges across a range of issues. Gallagher's advisors understand your business and how hard you work to deliver on your promises. We're your global partner in achieving your goals. And that only begins to describe the shared values, corporate culture and passion for excellence that define The Gallagher Way of doing business. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. - the only insurance broker on the Ethisphere Institute's list of the World's Most Ethical Companies. 

At Arthur J. Gallagher we know the importance of being a socially responsible company. That is why we strive every day to promote environmental, social and economic benefits to the communities in which we live and work. We believe in running our business with integrity and strong values, and pride ourselves in a culture that embodies both.

The Gallagher culture empowers employees to serve our communities by supporting our favorite charities and organizations. And, to assist in those efforts, the Gallagher Matching Gift Foundation matches qualified employee donations each and every year.

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Advance provides a range of housing, support, and employment services for people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions, across England. We currently support around 5000 people and, as we continue to grow, this number is set to soar. This year, as well as securing good CQC ratings for our services, we were thrilled to win the Best Supported Housing award at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards. 
Established more than forty years ago, we are a charitable organisation, set up to support our customers to live as independently as possible. We do this by providing personalised services that are designed to meet the individual needs and aspirations of our customers. This might mean helping someone to become a shared home owner, supporting someone to live independently for the first time, enabling someone to find a job they love, or empowering a customer to take part in art classes in the heart of their community. We take our lead from our customers, and support them to pursue their passions to live a full and meaningful life.

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Hft is a charity that helps adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. Our person-centred services support over 2,500 people across England to live with more choice, more independence and with greater access to the local community.

This can range from supported living at home to day services – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. We also help people with learning disabilities to find meaningful employment, to lead active social lives and to make their voices heard, so they can live with greater levels of independence and personal fulfilment.

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We will have a strong line up of speakers and expect 200 delegates, presenting an opportunity to engage with policy makers, housing and care providers, commissioners, self-advocates, families, academics and carers.

Sponsor package

We are looking for four main sponsors. Our sponsor’s package offers

We offer our main sponsors:

  • One year basic membership
  • A feature about your organisation in the conference newspaper
  • Your logo on our website and all conference  literature
  • Your sponsorship on our social media messages (6,500 followers)
  • Your material in our conference packs for all attendees
  • Your logo on the main stage
  • A stand at the venue
  • 2  tickets to the event

Should you require further information, please write to mariana.ortiz@LDEngland.org.uk

As we are limited in the number of core sponsors we can accept, we ask that you please get back to us as soon as possible.
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Learning Disability England
Birmingham Research Park
97 Vincent Drive
Birmingham, B15 2SQ, England
Tel. 0300 2010455
Learning Disability England
Registered company: 4233275
Registered Charity No. 1092587