The conference will contain a full programme of 20 workshops across 4 parallel sessions. Delegates have a free choice of which workshops to attend, subject to there being space available in each room.


5 November: Session A

Access to Work Ross Blight / Mick Donelan (DWP)
Introducing the self-employment option Alex Seddon (Discovery) / Keith Bates (Mutually Inclusive Partnerships)
Quality assurance in Supported Employment services Kathy Melling / David Stenning (BASE)
Digital self-management for workplace anxiety Sarah Hutchings / Sarah Todd (Brain in Hand)
Alternative funding - thinking out of the box Karen Davies / Eleanor Brick (Pembrokeshire County Council)


5 November: Session B

Commissioning Supported Employment in devolved administrations Anna Twelves (Greater Manchester Combined Authority) / Huw Davies (BASE)
Reflections on 30 years of systematic instruction Rob Henstock / Sue Henstock (Changing Futures)
When supply chains fail Julia Green / Holly Kelleher (BASE)
Empowering communication in SEND transitions Lucy Alexander (Books Beyond Words)
The Value of the Disability Confident Action Group Emma Shepherd (Croydon Council)


6 November: Session C

Successful Collaboration with a Global Business in a Growth Employment Sector Maureen McHugh (DFN Project Search) / Gemma Gallagher (Marriott Hotels)
Accessible employment Nick Bailey / Jacqueline Chantler (Cornwall Council)
Graduation to Employment; supporting autistic students and university careers services  Emily Collins / Bethan Read (United Response)
Back to Basics: The 5 stages of Supported Employment Holly Kelleher (BASE)
Future proofing the UK’s Supported Businesses and Social Enterprises Melanie Walls (BASE) / Helen Froggatt (DWP)


6 November: Session D

Raising Aspirations for Adults with a Learning Disability

Su Jarmulewski (Northamptonshire County Council)
Autism and inclusion in the workplace Hilary Fertig (Employment Autism) / Judith Kerem (Care Trade) 
Inclusive apprenticeships Claire Gardner (Dynamic Training) 
Measuring outcomes within a conversation – the Pathway Star Graham Randles / Juliet Kemp (Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise) 
Closing the disability employment gap; where do Supported Businesses and Social Enterprises fit? Martin Davies / Richard Welfoot / Will Gardner (Supported Business Steering Group)