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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

 

Problematic gambling: losing more than just money
Monday29 March 2021, 2-3pm

In this talk, Annette Denby and Gracia Talabi from GamCare will explore the potential harm problematic gambling can cause, the impacts of Covid on gambling behaviour, current legislation, and sources of support.

 

Previous lectures

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21 January 2021
Covid, inequality and hope: what we can learn from one borough’s story

Panel discussion with:
Cllr Ketan Sheth,  and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Brent Council
Professor Mala Rao OBE, Senior Clinical Fellow at Imperial College
Georgina Nutton, Headteacher at Preston Park Primary School
Shyama Perera,
writer, broadcaster, Chair of SADAA 
Judith Davey,
CEO, The Advocacy Project
Dr Ethie Kong,
Brent resident and GP

– see the video

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19 November 2020
What now for safeguarding in our ‘new normal’ world?

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

see the video – hear the audiosee Adi Cooper’s slidessee Michael Preston-Shoot’s slides

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16 November
When a home becomes a drugs base: what to do about cuckooing
Panel discussion with Chloe Higginson & Louise Butler
listen to the talk & discussion – see the slides

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24 September 2020
Reducing health inequalities for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic communities
Panel discussion with Cllr Ketan Sheth, Dr Dele Olajide, Shaama Saggar-Malik, Charlotte Bailey
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