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Lectures

We invite renowned national experts to give talks on topical issues.

“I love the work you do: always relevant and timely topics.”

Kathleen Fraser-Jackson, Programme Manager, Chalkhill Community Action

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.

 

Forthcoming lectures

Booking essential – get your ticket here

 

When a home becomes a drugs base: what to do about cuckooing 
Monday 16 November 2020, 2pm

Panel discussion with:
Chole Higginson, Anti-Social Behaviour Caseworker for Westminster Council
Louise Butler, Interim Head of Safeguarding and Workforce Development for Westminster & RBKC Councils

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What now for safeguarding in our ‘new normal’ world?
Thursday 19 November 2020, 3pm

Panel discussion with:
Dr Adi Cooper, Independent Chair of two Safeguarding Adults Boards in London
Michael Preston-Shoot, Professor (Emeritus) of Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire

 

Previous lectures

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24 September 2020
Reducing health inequalities for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic communities

Panel discussion with:
Cllr Ketan Sheth, CNWL Lead Governor
Dr Dele Olajide, formerly Associate Medical Director, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Shaama Saggar-Malik, founder, Diversity in Public Appointments
Charlotte Bailey, Executive Director of Organisational Development and People, CNWL

see the video – hear the audiosee Charlotte Bailey’s slidesread Ketan Sheth’s paper

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9 September 2020
What really lies behind problematic drug and alcohol use?
with Lucie Hartley, Former Chief Executive of EDP Drug & Alcohol Services
see the video – hear the audio

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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 audioview the slides

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6 July 2020
Covid-19: how can we use this opportunity to value carers?
with Sonia Benitez, Head of Services, Carers Network
see the video – hear the audioview the slides

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16 June 2020
Getting voices heard during Covid-19 – why bother?
with Jacqui McKinlay, CEO, Centre for Public Scrutiny
see the video – hear the audioview the slides

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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

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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

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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

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16 October 2019
How intensive interaction can support advocacy
with Janet Gurney, Director of Training, Us In A Bus

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21 August 2019
Hoarding behaviours – putting hoarding care into the Care Act
with Megan Karnes, Director, Hoarding UK

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22 July 2019
Advocates kicking ass or sucking eggs – Are you making effective challenges under the Care Act
with Kate Mercer, Director, BlackBelt advocacy

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26 June 2019
What does the future hold? Trends in advocacy
with Gail Petty, Advocacy & Voice Lead, NDTi

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14 May 2019
Advocacy, local democracy and scrutiny
with Jacqui McKinlay, CEO, Centre for Public Scrutiny

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11 March 2019
Grandpa on a Skateboard: mental capacity

with Tim Farmer, author and founder, TSF Consultants

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16 January 2019
Sensory & physical disabilities: what people need
with Jamie Renton, CEO, Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea

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13 December 2018
Grenfell recovery: grassroots activism
with Joe Batty, Senior Community Development and Engagement Officer, Kensington and Chelsea Social Council

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8 November 2018
Putting service users at the heart of everything

with Bernie Flaherty, Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Bi-Borough

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16 October 2018
About the Mental Health Act
with Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers