Learning Disabilities & Dementia Conference Nov.26th

Peggy’s Journey – An exciting conference on Dementia and Learning Disabilities

26th November 2015  9.30am – 4.00pm at the Gujarat Hindu Centre, Preston

What will happen?
• Share best practice
• Learn from national experts
• Plan local action
• Exhibition
• Workshops
• Speakers and presentations (please see list overleaf)
• Presentation of the Peggy Fray Memorial Award.

How much does it cost? £40. This includes refreshments and lunch.
There are a limited number of places available at a reduced price for self-advocates and family carers. Please contact us to find out more.

VOX (UK) Community Interest Company. Registered Company No: 7578814
Presentations and Workshops


We are delighted to announce expert presenters from across the United Kingdom, who will share a range of information, ideas and experiences relating to learning disability and dementia. Many of these people knew Peggy well, through her involvement in campaigning and supporting voluntary sector organisations.

Allison O’Donnell, Learning Disability Nurse Practitioner with Renfrewshire Learning Disability Services, within Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. She has been involved in working with the Scottish Government on the development of a partnership care pathway.
Julian Hallett, Regional Manager, Down’s Syndrome Association, Wales. National DSA lead on dementia and ageing.
Noelle Blackman, Chief Executive, Respond and registered drama therapist, who is interested in the emotional impact of ageing on people with learning disability and their supporters.
Linda McEnhill, Palliative Care Social Worker and Head of Supportive Care, St Joseph’s Hospice, London.
Sue Hird, Manager, Policy, Information and Commissioning, Age Well, Lancashire County Council, who is experienced in developing and implementing countywide health and social care strategies.
AFTA Thought, a ground breaking group who provide drama based training, they have recently been working with the East Lancashire Aging in Learning Disability Team, to develop scenarios that depict the experiences of people with learning disability and dementia.
Professor Tony Holland or a colleague (to be confirmed) from the Intellectual and Developmental Research Group at the University of Cambridge, where studies are being undertaken into Down’s Syndrome and Dementia.


There will be a choice of six workshops, facilitated by an experienced practitioner. Each examine a practical aspect of support and engagement.

Application Form
Peggy’s Journey

Tel no:

Email address:

If you are attending as part of a local team, please tell us the name of the team or area you are from.

Please tell us if you have any additional needs relating to disability, special dietary requirements or allergies:

Please email your form to: val@voxcommunityinterest.org
Post to: Peggy’s Journey.
Autumn House
Neen Sollars
Nr. Kidderminster. DY14 0AH

Payment method (please tick):
o BACS to Co-operative Bank. Sort Code 089299. Account No: 65477429
o Cheque payable to VOX (UK) CIC

For more information please telephone Val on 07711 601913.