ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Meaningful Lives Matter: Strengths-based and person-centred transformation for people with a learning disability and/or autism

11:30 - 12:45

Learn how social workers in Essex are working with people with a learning disability and/or autism to hack the adult social care system and rewrite the rules of co-production. In this exciting and interactive masterclass, Essex will share how its 100 Days’ Challenge is giving birth to innovative approaches that make life better for people with a learning disability and/or autism.

Attend to hear:

  • How the council’s Meaningful Lives Matter programme is transforming frontline practice using a strengths-based and person-centred approach
  • The innovative initiatives that emerged from the 100 Days’ Challenge including Pazazz Pioneers, Smashing Barriers and Island Community Challengers
  • How these initiatives give residents with a learning disability and/or autism meaningful and sustainable control over their lives
  • How Meaningful Lives Matter works across the whole life pathway

Amber Stevens, team manager – adult social care, Essex County Council

Jessica Stewart, head of commissioning, Essex County Council

Lindsay Derby, team manager – adult social care, Essex County Council