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Shifting perspectives in housing and social care - 21 November

The 2013 Housing and Support Alliance Annual (H&SA) conference will celebrate the achievements of H&SA's first year and the shift towards new ways of thinking about how people with learning disabilities live their lives. 

The conference - Ordinary Lives: Shifting perspectives in housing and social care - will focus on challenging the ‘service’ culture and looking at ways to make sure that people with learning disabilities have more ordinary and equal lives.

Date: Thursday 21st November 2013

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Coin Street Conference Centre, London SE1 9NH


Those involved in housing and support for people with learning disabilities including families and people with learning disabilities, policy makers, commissioners, housing and care providers, advocacy organisations and

We have a limited number of free places for people with learning disabilities and families that we will allocate through a draw. Please contact mariana.ortiz@housingandsupport.org.uk.


Ian Birrell – Columnist and Campaigner (chair)
Norman lamb MP – Care Services Minister (invited)
Dr Simon Duffy – Chair of H&SA
Gary Bourlet – Founder of People First in the UK
Sandie Keene – President of ADASS
Kaliya Franklin – Disability rights activist
Stephen Unwin – Theatre Director, dad and writer
Mark Neary – Writer, dad and activist


Ensuring Ordinary Lives: Sally Warren and Jo Giles, Paradigm and the Ordinary Lives Network

Driving Up Quality in Learning Disability Services: Sarah Maguire; Choice Support, Lisa Hopkins; Dimensions,Susan Storrar; Advance Support, Paul Hayes; Swanton Care, Peter Kinsey; CMG, Kim Foo; Heritage Care

Investing in Ordinary lives: Duncan Cameron, Luke Harvey and Jayne Knight; Cameron Trust, Gary Kent; Newkey, Karyn Kirkpatrick; Keyring

Funding housing and support: Steve Harris and Tammy Murray, H&SA