• Parentsactive invite you to join our conference: Transitioning into the right care, at the right time in the right place

    Parentsactive invite you to join our conference:



    into the right care, at the right time in the right place


    26th June 2023

    9.30 am – 3.00pm

    West London College

    Gliddon Road, London, W14 9BL


    We welcome: Parents/carers of young adults (18 plus) with learning disabilities and/or autism/neurodiversity Colleagues working across health and social care in Hammersmith & Fulham             Third sector organisations providing adult care and support.   The conference has three key aims:

    • To help deepen understanding of the transition process to adult social care and adult health services
    • To help deepen understanding of the support options available for young people and their families once they transition to adult services.
    • To help identify what we may need to do more of, less of, or differently, to better meet the aspirations of young people and their families.

      Participants can choose to attend three workshops from a total of five. The conference and workshops must be booked via Eventbrite…. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transitioning-into-the-right-care-at-the-right-time-in-the-right-place-tickets-624257499987  



    9.30 am Registration & Refreshments   Marketplace
    10.00-10.10 Welcome & Housekeeping Nandini Ganesh, Manager, Parentsactive   Caroline Speirs, Post 19 Co-production Co-ordinator, Parentsactive  
          10.10-10.20       Welcome speech   Councillor Ben Coleman, Deputy Leader, Hammersmith & Fulham Council     Linda Jackson Director, Independent Living (Social Care) & Corporate Transformation      
    10.20-10.35 Keynote address Parent and Young Person TBC
              10.40pm -11.40pm     Workshop 1 Daytime opportunities       Workshop 2 Employment    
      11.45pm-12.35pm   Lunch & marketplace  
          12.40pm-1.40pm   Workshop 3 Housing         Workshop 4 Health    
      1.45pm-2.45pm   Workshop 5 Further and higher education    
      2.50pm-3.00pm     Round up and next steps     Nandini Ganesh & Caroline Speirs
    3.00pm-3.30pm   Marketplace (tbc)



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Empowering children and adults with learning disabilities and autism to get their voice heard, reach their potential and be included in their local community

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We seek to promote the wellbeing and development of children and adults with learning disabilities and autism in all areas of their lives as well as supporting their families and carers.

Although HF Mencap is affiliated to National Mencap, we are independently registered and governed, and self-financed. If you wish to support our activities, donations should be made directly to HF Mencap.

Our Objectives

To provide support to access opportunities that ensure children and adults with learning disabilities and autism are:

  • Accepted and included in the community.
  • Have their views and needs listened to by decision makers.
  • Supported to live as independently as possible, through the freedom of choice and control.
  • Supported to campaign and stand up for their rights
  • Provided with the opportunities to continue to learn, develop and live their lives to the full.
  • Have their dreams met e.g. Make friends, form relationships, get a job, live in their own home.
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What HF Mencap means to you

HF Mencap supports people with a learning disability to achieve their potential
  • Thank you so much for your advice and support, your Parent/carer services are always a lifeline
  • I like cooking and outings and it was very nice to have a new experience like sewing. I really enjoy helping staff and clients.
    Client Kelly
  • All the best to you and all your wonderful people that make HF Mencap such a fab place for our young people to meet, learn and have fun.
  • I like how friendly are the staff, they treat me nicely. I also like to do yoga, fitness and shopping.
    Client Zoe
  • It is hard to socialize outside, it is very easy to socialize at Mencap
    Client Gus
  • I like HF Mencap because it is near home and easy for me to use and lots of things to do!
    Anonymous client
  • Parentsactive has really supported me this year when I have had anxiety and depression. I will never forget how quickly I was offered help.
  • I find Parentsactive – HF Mencap incredibly useful and supportive. The Training and advice events are really useful and a great opportunity to share knowledge and experience with other families.
  • I honestly don’t think I could have done the transition to college without you, thank you so so much for all the support and all the things you helped me with.
    Young Client
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