• 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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Our Mission, Objectives and Values

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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.

Strategic 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.

Our Values

  • We are inclusive. People with a learning disability and autism are at the heart of everything we do.

  • We are Trustworthy. We believe in transparency and honesty. We welcome and act upon feedback.

  • We are Empowering. We believe in equality and strive for choice and control for all.

  • We are Respectful. We value diversity and treat everyone with respect, kindness and dignity.

  • We are Challenging. We continue to demand better for our clients, their families and carers.

  • We are Positive. We believe anything is possible. We will never stop believing in a brighter future.