2015 Conference Workshops

2015 Conference Workshops

There were 5 parallel sessions of workshops over the two days; a total of 20 workshops. The presentations can be viewed in pdf format by clicking on the appropriate link.


Tom Riordan (Chief Executive, Leeds City Council)
Steve Hawkins (Chief Executive, Pluss)
Martin Davies (Former Chief Executive, Pluss)
Carmel McKeogh (Deputy Chief Executive, Blackpool Council)
Laura Green (Serendipity)

Workshops Session A

A1: Future commissioning of contracted employment provision
Dept for Work and Pensions

A2: Partnerships between schools and Supported Employment
Ways into Work CIC / Manor Green School

A3: Tackling anxiety and stress in the workplace
Jersey Employment Team

A4: Self Employment - exploring the reality
Keith Bates

Workshops Session B

B1: Spinning out from local authority control - starting out and 2 years on
Ways into Work CIC / Balance CIC

B2: Developing peer support to achieve job outcomes
Action on Disability & Work UK

B3: Creating a Disability Employment Week
L'Adapt / Mencap

B4: Social value in public services - what's legally possible
Anthony Collins Solicitors

Workshops Session C

C1: Preparing for Adulthood
Preparing for Adulthood

C2: Employment opportunities project for young people with autism

C3: Supported Business Alliance - one year on
Supported Business Alliance

C4: Using Social Impact Bonds for mental health and employment
Social Finance

Workshops Session D

D1: Integrating employment into study programmes
Ambitious College

D2: Building a Supported Employment service from scratch
Gateshead Access to Employment Service

D3: Supporting offenders
Enable / Centre for Mental Health

D4: Employment works for autism
Surrey Choices

Workshops Session E

E1: Recruitment to the NHS

E2: A mental health job retention support model
Workplace Leeds

E3: Welfare rights update
National Association of Welfare Rights Advisors

E4: The co-working model of employment