Learning from LeDeR (The Learning Disability Mortality Review)

Date: Thursday 5th December 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Crowne Plaza Leeds | Wellington Street | Leeds | LS1 4D

People with learning disabilities die younger. LeDeR (The Learning Disability Mortality Review) has found that the disparity between the age at death of people with learning disabilities and the general population is 23 years for men and 27 years for women. Yet many of the causes of these deaths are preventable.

Learning from LeDeR is the second of a series of three conferences for leaders who want to improve the health of people with learning disabilities. This conference will look at what we can learn from the LeDeR findings and the practical steps which social care providers can take to prevent early deaths. This conference offers delegates the opportunity to:

  • Explore the learning and themes arising from the learning disabilities mortality review.
  • Identify good practice in supporting people with constipation.
  • Explore how providers can recognise deterioration in a person’s health and the steps they can take to prevent and/or respond quickly to life threatening conditions.
  • Discover how to use Books Beyond Words to communicate with people about health issues.
  • Consider a whole organisation approach to implementing learning from LeDeR.

This event will include a performance of Mixit’s latest production, Knowing Tom.

This conference is supported by NHS England and organised by VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group). Other final conferences in this series is:

Staying healthy: 6 February 2020, Birmingham

This conference is supported by NHS England and organised by VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group).

Lunch and refreshments are provided. Dietary and access requirements must be specified in your registration.

Please note: As space at this event is limited to 80 places and to encourage full attendance you must notify us of cancellation or a substitute attendee from your organisation no less than ten business days before this event if you are unable to attend. Failure to do so, will incur a cancellation charge of £75 in accordance with the VODG standard terms and conditions for attendance at core events, which are reproduced below:

“If the Representative or any of your additional delegates (the Original Delegates and each an Original Delegate) are unable to attend a Core Event, you must either:

  1. a) give written notice to events.networks@vodg.org.uk that the Original Delegates (or one of them) are no longer able to attend and the details of a replacement delegate (which must be from the same organisation as the Original Delegate); or
  2. b) provide written confirmation of the Original Delegate’s cancellation to events.networks@vodg.org.uk and procure that their booking is cancelled on the event page for that Core Event,

no less than ten business days prior to the date of the Core Event.

If you fail to cancel an Original Delegate’s attendance at a Core Event in accordance with the above, or an Original Delegate fails to attend a Core Event, a cancellation charge shall be charged to you (Cancellation Charge). The Cancellation Charge [will be in addition to any Additional Delegate Charge and] is to cover costs which VODG will have incurred in respect of that Original Delegate’s place at the Core Event.

Following a Core Event, VODG shall issue an invoice in respect of any Additional Delegate Charge or Cancellation Charge. Payment of the same must be settled within 30 calendar days from the date of such invoice.”