Disability: Sex, relationships and pleasure

Friday 13 November 2009

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

A joint meeting with Sexual Health and Disability Alliance (SHADA)

Disability, sex, relationships and pleasure. Some answers to the questions every Health and Care Professional working with people with disabilities needs to ask.

Please note that members of SHADA are invited to register at the "Special Rate"

Registration Details:
Fellow: £90
Associate: £50
Trainee - Fellow: £50
Student Members: £35
Non-Fellow: £150
Trainee: £80
Student: £50
Voluntary Sector: £50
Therapists: £60
Special Rate: £90

Meeting ref: SE-J10-1



9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee
Chair: Dr Sris Allen, Past President of the Sexuality and Sexual Health Section and Helena Barrow, Registered Manager, The Chaseley Trust, Eastbourne

Open Plenary

10.00 am

Welcome and introduction
Dr Sris Allen, Past President of the Sexuality and Sexual Health Section

Opening address
Dave Thompson MBE, Founder and Chair of Warrington Disability Partnership

Setting the historical context
Simon Parritt, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

A registered care home manager's experience
Helena Barrow, Registered Manager, The Chaseley Trust, Eastbourne

A doctor's experience in learning disabilities
Dr Daniel Atkinson

11.15 am

Tea and coffee break

11.45 am

First set of workshops

The Law
Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon, Reader in Psychology and Social Policy, Birkbeck College, Claire De Than The City Law School, and Mary Foster, MSI Education Consultant at Sense

Policy development
Dr Graham Jowett, Director of Education, Treloar College

New model of practice for staff In disability services
Lorna Couldrick, Senior Lecturer School of Health Professions, University of Brighton

12.30 pm

Repetition of workshops

1.15 pm

Lunch and exhibition

Performances
Chair: Dr Tuppy Owens, Director of The Outsiders Trust

2.00 pm

What they never taught me at the spinal injuries unit: The multi sensory experience
Dominic Webb and Sue Newsome

"Dancing in the dark"
Solitaire, Jimmy and Jonathan Lucia-Wright

2.30 pm

Sex workers as enablers
Sue Newsome and Thierry Schaffauser

Plenary - Narratives supporting change
Chair: Dr Petra Boynton, Lecturer in International Health Services Research, Division of Open Learning, University College London

2.50 pm

Introduction to EBP
Dr Petra Boynton, Lecturer in International Health Services Research, Division of Open Learning, University College London

Disabled people speak about their lives and what would help
Michelle Donald, John Gillett, James Warham

3.45 pm

Tea and coffee

Closing Plenary
Chair: Helena Barrow, Registered Manager, The Chaseley Trust, Eastbourne

4.00 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

A panel of speakers to answer questions from the day

SH&DA
Dr Tuppy Owens, Director of The Outsiders Trust and Shital Shah, Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Trainer

Closing statement
Dr Tuppy Owens, Director of The Outsiders Trust

4.30 pm

Close of meeting

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