We invite renowned national experts to give talks on topical issues.
The lectures are open to our staff, service users and partners – plus anyone who’s interested and would like to join us.
The session includes time for questions and discussion.
Wednesday 9 September 2020, 2pm, online live stream
Sinning or sinned against? What really lies behind problematic drug and alcohol use?
with Lucie Hartley, Former Chief Executive of EDP Drug & Alcohol Services
27 July 2020
How do personal health budgets support mental wellbeing?
with Breda Spillane, Design, Informatics, Evaluation and Strategic Engagement Lead, Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Alliance in City and Hackney
– see the video – hear the audio – view the slides
6 July 2020
Covid-19: how can we use this opportunity to value carers?
with Sonia Benitez, Head of Services, Carers Network
14 May 2020
Safeguarding – the implications of Covid-19 pandemic
– with Dr Adi Cooper, Chair of Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
– see the slides and Q&A document on safeguarding
30 April 2020
What does voice, rights and choice mean for people at the end of life?
– with Jonathan Ellis, Director of Advocacy and Change, Hospice UK
– see the slides
25 February 2020
Co-production and technology: putting people at the heart of care
with Dr Olajide, former Medical Director, South London & Maudsley Foundation Trust
16 October 2019
How intensive interaction can support advocacy
with Janet Gurney, Director of Training, Us In A Bus
21 August 2019
Hoarding behaviours – putting hoarding care into the Care Act
with Megan Karnes, Director, Hoarding UK
22 July 2019
Advocates kicking ass or sucking eggs – Are you making effective challenges under the Care Act
with Kate Mercer, Director, BlackBelt advocacy
26 June 2019
What does the future hold? Trends in advocacy
with Gail Petty, Advocacy & Voice Lead, NDTi
14 May 2019
Advocacy, local democracy and scrutiny
with Jacqui McKinlay, CEO, Centre for Public Scrutiny
11 March 2019
Grandpa on a Skateboard: mental capacity
with Tim Farmer, author and founder, TSF Consultants
16 January 2019
Sensory & physical disabilities: what people need
with Jamie Renton, CEO, Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea
13 December 2018
Grenfell recovery: grassroots activism
with Joe Batty, Senior Community Development and Engagement Officer, Kensington and Chelsea Social Council
8 November 2018
Putting service users at the heart of everything
with Bernie Flaherty, Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Bi-Borough
16 October 2018
About the Mental Health Act
with Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers