Training Workshop – COVID-19 Hospital Communication Passport

The COVID-19 Hospital Communication Passport has been developed to support efforts for a disability inclusive COVID-19 response to the health and medical needs of children, young people and adults with disabilities.


Who can attend:

This workshop is for organisations and young people with disabilities who want to use the
resource to improve healthcare access and support.

Date Time Time Time Time
Thursday 26th November 2020 9.30am (London) 3.00pm Asia (Delhi) 12.30pm Africa (Nairobi) 8:30pm Pacific (Australia)

You can register for this event below:

Please provide details of your disability / impairment?:*

Can you confirm your age?:*

If Other, please give details below:*

Young People with Disabilities IDEAS Capacity Building Programme

The Inclusion, Disability, Equality, Action and Support Capacity Building Programme will support young people with disabilities to increase and build their skills and confidence as Disability Rights Representatives, Changemakers and Advocates.

Sharing ideas and creating solutions for A Better Future!  

Masterclass 1  The role of digital platforms and tech for better inclusion and accessibility Wednesday 3rd February 2021 – 9:30am GMT
Masterclass 2 The Rule of Law and Governance protecting persons with disabilities rights Wednesday 10th February 2021 – 2:00pm GMT
Masterclass 3 Gender Equality for Young Women and girls with disabilities Wednesday 17th February 2021 – 9:30am GMT
Masterclass 4 Economic Empowerment and Employment – Young People with Disabilities Wednesday 24th February 2021 – 9:30am GMT
Masterclass 5 Ending Stigma and Discrimination Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – 9:30am GMT
Masterclass 6 Inclusive Accessible Education and Learning Wednesday 10th March 2021 – 2:00pm GMT

Delegates will receive a certification for attending, contributing and completing the masterclasses and workshops Part 2 of the IDEAS Capacity Building Programme.  

Delegates will be able to:

  • Plan what they can do collectively to ensure children and young people with disabilities are not left behind in COVID-19 responses and recovery.
  • Identify and plan how they can influence locally and nationally on disability matters and positive change
  • Share what can assist them and what they wish to achieve under each Masterclass Theme.

The Inclusion, Disability, Equality, Action and Support Capacity Building Programme supporting young people with disabilities across the globe to increase and build their skills and confidence as Disability Rights Representatives, Changemakers and Advocates. The Masterclasses Series is aimed for young people with disabilities under 29 years. NO REGISTRATION FEE. 


  • Sign language will be provided.
  • Further information will be provided

If you are interested in attending, please register below:

(Items marked with * are required fields)

1. First Name:*

2. Last Name: *

3. Country of Residence:*

If you selected other, please list your country of residence here:

4. Date of Birth:*

5. Email Address:*

6. Whatsapp - Mobile Number (Please include + Country Code) - (This will allow us keep up to date with the IDEAS programme and other opportunities):*

7. Facebook/Twitter and other social media sites:

8. Gender:*

FemaleMalePrefer not to specify

9a. Do you identify as a person with disabilities?:*


9b. If yes, please provide details of your disability / impairment:

10: Young People with Disabilities Masterclass Series

Select from the sessions below which you would like to attend.

Masterclass 1
The role of digital platforms and tech for better inclusion and accessibility Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Masterclass 2
The Rule of Law and Governance protecting persons with disabilities rights Wednesday 10th February 2021
Masterclass 3 Gender Equality for Young Women and girls with disabilities Wednesday 17th February 2021
Masterclass 4 Economic Empowerment and Employment Young People with Disabilities Wednesday 24th February 2021
Masterclass 5 Ending Stigma and Discrimination Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Masterclass 6 Inclusive Accessible Education and Learning Wednesday 10th March 2021

11a. Are you confident in accessing Zoom Webinar?*


11b. If your answer was No would you want to have an introduction session how to use zoom before attending the IDEAS Capacity Building Programme sessions and Masterclasses series?


12a. Are you a member of the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network?*


12b: If no, do you want to become a member of the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network?*


Please check you have completed the form and we will be in touch with further information.

NOTE: Include Me TOO promotes the social model and human rights approach to disability and we usually use terminology such as ‘disabled people’, ‘disabled young people’ and ‘disabled children’. However international language within the Commonwealth and other international platforms use ‘persons with disabilities’, ‘young persons with disabilities’ and ‘children with disabilities’ we therefore use ‘international terms’ with any information shared regarding the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network (CCYDN)

COVID-19 Hospital Communication Passport Asia, Africa and Pacific Launch.

COVID-19 Hospital Communication Passport Asia, Africa and Pacific Launch.

The COVID-19 Hospital Communication Passport has been developed to support efforts for a disability inclusive COVID-19 response to the health and medical needs of children, young people and adults with disabilities.

This resource is a valuable tool in gathering vital information, ensuring an understanding of how to support persons with disabilities access, communication, sensory, physical and personal care needs whilst supporting their rights. safety and dignity.

We are hosting three regional events to identify local and regional partners sharing how they can get involved and use the resource.

The sessions will be delivered as information, workshop and discussions covering:

  • The importance of this resource for persons with disabilities during this pandemic.
  • How to use the resource and how it can improve the healthcare access and support.
  • Discussions how this resource can be part of the COVID-19 hospitals and medical centers processes in their care and treatment protocol


Who can attend:

National Governments, Disabled Persons Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, COVID-19 response and recovery leads and Young People with Disabilities who would want to get involved.

Region Date Time
Asia Region Workshop and Discussion Monday 5th October 2020 10am (London) 2.30pm (Delhi)
Africa Region Workshop and Discussion Tuesday 6th October 2020 11am (London) 1pm (Nairobi)
Pacific Region Workshop and Discussion Wednesday 7th October 2020 9am (London) 6pm (Australia) 8pm (Fiji)

You can register for this event below:

COVID-19 Youth with Disabilities – Twitter Chat

#DisabilityYouthC19  #CCYDNetwork   #CommonwealthYouth

@CCYDNetwork   @IncludeMeTOO  @ComSecYouth 


On Tuesday 12th May 2020 from 11.00am to 12.30pm (BST) the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network (CCYDN) will be hosting a Twitter Chat on COVID-19 and Youth with Disabilities.

The discussion aims to gather COVID 19 stories from youth with disabilities from around the globe and DPO’s and NGO’s supporting the inclusion, rights and participation of children and youth with disabilities on the ground particularly now during COVID 19.

The Twitter Chat has a main designated hastag #DisabilityYouthC19 and two additional designated hashtags to add #CCYDNetwork and #CommonwealthYouth for each tweet responding and contributing to this twitter chat. This will assist in gathering all responses that we may share after the chat regarding #COVID-19 youth with disabilities responses.

The aim of this chat is to provide a platform for youth with disabilities to share your COVID-19 experiences and views. To also share your thoughts on what COVID-19 responses you think are needed to ensure children and youth with disabilities are protected and not left behind.

 How our Twitter Q&A will work

Be sure to follow @CCYDNetwork on Twitter as all questions will be posted by the @CCYDNetwork.

Hashtags: Remember we are using hashtags #DisabilityYouthC19 #CCYDNetwork #CommonwealthYouth for this discussion. In each response copy in both @IncludeMeTOO and @ComSecYouth

We will be tweeting six questions plus introductions during the #DisabilityYouthC19 twitter chat. Please feel free to take your time answering these. All questions are available in advance below.

Format of Questions and Answers during #DisabilityYouthC19
When you respond to a question @CCYDNetwork share such as Q1, your tweet should follow the format: “A1 [your response] followed by #DisabilityYouthC19 and  #CCYDNetwork #CommonwealthYouth

In this case, Q1 stands for Question 1 and A1 stands for Answer 1.

The hashtag will allow us to see your responses, and the number means we know which question you are answering. However, if you find it easier, feel free to quote retweet with your answer.

You might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @CCYDNetwork account. Each question will be tweeted about 10 minutes apart.

For an explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat, please check out this link

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc by clicking here.



Feel free to prepare your answers in advance, but please only post these once we have asked the questions on Tuesday 12th May 2020

Q1:    What information and resources have you found helpful in regards to COVID-19 and disability? (This can be within your countries or internationally)

Q2:   What are the barriers and challenges youth with disabilities are experiencing in relation to COVID-19?  

Q3:   What are the additional challenges young women and girls with disabilities are facing in relation to COVID-19? 

Q4:   Are you involved in COVID-19 responses on the ground supporting other persons with disabilities? Can you share your stories here and give examples? 

Q5:   Have youth with disabilities views, experiences and participation been included in country or international COVID-19 responses? If yes can you share how, when and by whom.

Q6:   What recommendations do you think are necessary in COVID-19 responses to protect children and youth with disabilities rights across the globe?

We hope you can participate in the #DisabilityYouthC19 Twitter Chat!

If you miss it, don’t worry! You’re free to answer the questions at any point!

We have tried to make this Q&A accessible a possible. However, can you think of anything that could make it more accessible? We welcome suggestions, please email these to us:

You can become an individual or organization member and join Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network which aims to strengthen the inclusion, rights and voices of children and youth with disabilities.

Global Disability Summit – Children and Youth with Disabilities

#IncludeMeTOO Video Campaign

It has been 10 years since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted throughout the world. On 24th July 2018 Department for International Development (DFID) is co-hosting the Global Summit with the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the Government of Kenya.

Include Me TOO with the British Council are supporting children and youth with disabilities to have their say. We want to increase the voices, rights, inclusion, participation and visibility of children and youth with disability in areas which matter to them #IncludeMeTOO #NowIsTheTime #DisabilitySummit

The video campaign will bring together children and youth with disabilities across the globe and all video films will be complied into a film to be shared at the Global Disability Summit taking place on 24th July 2018!

#IncludeMeTOO campaign is aimed for children and youth with disabilities upto the age of 30 years.

Closing date for video submissions: Friday 20th July 2018.

Each film to be no longer than 90 seconds to provide the following statement by first introducing their name, age, nature of disability or impairments and country they represent. Ensure the filming is filmed in landscape.

We want to hear from you …..

  • What are your dreams and aspirations?
  • What is your biggest challenge and barrier to your rights, inclusion or participation which you would wish to see removed?

Remember to hold up a sign with the hashtag #IncludeMeTOO when you say this final statement.
‘It is important to #IncludeMeTOO because ………..’

We welcome the support of schools and NGO’s to assist and encourage as many children and youth with disabilities across the globe to participate.

With signed videos it would be great if you can add captions or subtitles if possible or have an interpreter add voice over. You can also forward the text and our team can add to the videos in English .

Any videos sent in with community languages can you also send a translation in English as this will assist us to subtitle the videos.

Please email your video to us at or direct message us via twitter @includemetoo you can also forward us your video via whatsapp to +44 7940367753

When sending or posting your video to us or on social media please remember to hashtag #IncludeMeTOO #NowIsTheTime #DisabilitySummit

If you have any further questions please do get in touch with us via email:

What next? Get filming on you smart phones, with your schools and friends and let’s together share how we can build a Disability Inclusive & Safe Society for all.

Include Me TOO and the British Council in consultation with UK Department of International Development and International Disability Alliance are supporting disabled youth to have their say as they represent their peers, disabled children and youth from around the globe. Include Me TOO take a social model approach which incorporates a Equality, Diversity and Inclusion method in our work supporting social model terminology and the Single Equalities Act 2010 in the UK.

The terminology Include Me TOO will be using leading up to and during the Civil Society Forum and Global Disability Summit will reflect UNCRDP terminology in line with communication associated with the events.

Leaving No One Behind


Date: Saturday 18th November 2017
Venue: Birmingham City University

This event marks the (CRPD) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 10th anniversary  and the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration. The event will have speakers presenting on a range of topics, various panels for discussions, workshops all aiming to share solutions, insights and sharing learning to achieve the future we all aim to achieve a Disability, Inclusive, and Safe Society for All.

To book a place or stall please download and complete a booking form.
Closing date for bookings is Tuesday 14th November 2017.

For further details please do get in touch:

Email or
Mina Patel on or call us on 01902 711604 


Presentations, Panel Discussions and Workshops:

  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRDP) what the reality is in UK 
  • Recognising Multi discrimination and the role of CRPD and Equality Act 2010 
  • Inclusive technology supporting Independent Living, Support and Access 
  • Building stronger foundations for Disability Inclusion (Media and Access)
  • Safeguarding and ending violence, and all forms of abuse against disabled children and adults   
  • How can we ensure we have disability inclusive implementation of the Global Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Increasing opportunities and choices to disabled persons inclusion and contribution towards sustainable economic growth and access to employment
  • Building a disability inclusive, safe and accessible society with inclusive transport and public spaces

In collaboration with World Health Innovation Summit, Include Me TOO and Birmingham City University


Kamran Mallick

Kamran joined Disability Rights UK as its Chief Executive in July 2017. He is the former Chief Executive of Action on Disability, the Hammersmith-based disability organisation, where he worked for 12 years.

Kamran has also worked for the spinal injury charity Aspire as well as running his own business.

He serves on the boards of Inclusion London and the Lyric Hammersmith, and is chair of Candoco dance company. He is also a member of Transport for London’s Independent Disability Advisory Group.


Carly Jones

Carly is a British filmmaker, an Autism advocate and also the mother of 3 daughters 2 of whom are Autistic.Carly herself was diagnosed as Autistic by the National Autistic society's Lorna Wing Centre after her daughters in her 30s. 

Until recent years there was very little understanding of Autism and females and Carly used her life long interest and passion for media to raise awareness of Autistic females and try and erode the stigma of being Autistic. The Documentary "Epidemic of Knowledge " following her families multiple female diagnoses was screened at Cannes Film festival ,has won many Disability and women's issues awards globally and is this year being screened at the UN offices of Indian to raise awareness in hard to reach communities. Carly's Advocacy work is varied includes discussing Autism and those left behind at the House of Commons , the United Nations Geneva, The world Human rights forum Marrakesh and for BBC Three and Channel 4. She has recently written and published a free online course on safeguarding for Autistic girls out of education who miss out of PHSE lessons her long term aim is that every female who needs a diagnosis and support receives them as human right as even a clinically "mild " diagnosis in no way ensures a mild life experience for those left behind .Her suggestions on how to safeguard Autistic women and girls have recently been accepted and published by the UK government women's and equality committee .

Carly is currently excitingly preparing to participate in the BBC Class Act project for Disabled actors a to raise the profile a of actors a with disabilities in media which she feels is a wonderful reflection of the progress made for inclusion in the UK .The Jo Cox Loneliness commission and Scopes work shows that Media is a enormous agent of change in create more understanding in Disabled people’s reality’s when it’s considered and accessible in fictional TV shows and dramas. Carly will be joining us on the 18thNovember having just arrived home from the United Nations to see the ratification of CEDAWS article 19 which she submitted evidence too in 2016

Mik Scarlet

Mik is a leading disabled broadcaster and journalist, actor and musician. Mik is a disability right campaigner. Professional access and inclusion expert. UNICEF award for working with disabled children

Saba Salman

Saba is a freelance social affairs journalist and regular writer for the Guardian. She has reported on equality and diversity issues for more than 20 years; as a reporter on London local papers, an Evening Standard correspondent, a freelance feature writer for women’s magazines and a writer on housing and welfare for specialist weekly publications.

Saba’s particular focus is the UK’s overlooked population of 1.5m people with learning disabilities. Saba volunteers as a trustee of the charity Sibs, which supports the siblings of disabled children and adults, and has a younger sister with a learning disability.

Recent articles on learning disability include an investigation into the thousands of people languishing in long-stay institutional care, the need for new laws so people can challenge decisions about their care, and a focus on equal employment opportunities.

Saba is currently developing a book, Made Possible, a collection of essays by high-achieving people with learning disabilities.

Twitter @Saba_Salman
Guardian website
The Social Issue

Samantha Renke

Lancashire born actress and public speaker Samantha Renke who currently resides in east London. Former teacher and trustee for the brittle bone society Renke moved to London five years ago to peruse a career in acting. Making her debut in indie film little Devil Renke won best actress at the LA diversity film festival. Since little devils success Renke has featured in a number of projects including last years groundbreaking Maltesers Advert featuring disabled actors. Supporter of the disability charity SCOPE and patron of Head2Head Theatre company Samantha can be seen on a number of television programs speaking out on disability equality. Regular blogger for the huffington post and lifestyle columnist for Pos'Ability magazine. As a self proclaimed fashionista samantha loves finding a bargain down brick lane or on eBay and would love to have her own petite fashion brand in the future , she is an a campaigner for better representation of disability within the fashion industry and has recently become involved with DIfa charity organisation which ushers for equality within the fashion world. Currently filming with the Huffington Post on their daily online series The New Activist. 

Leethen Bartholomew

Leethen is a qualified social worker with 18 years’ experience at both an operational and strategic level. He currently works for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) as a Practice Development Manager. Before joining SCIE, Leethen worked as a probation officer and then as a frontline social worker. Leethen then became the Community Partnership Advisor for a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). This role focused on improving the awareness, skills and knowledge of professionals on issues related to Female Genital Mutilation, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, children abused through faith and belief, child trafficking/modern slavery, private fostering and radicalisation.

Leethen is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Sussex. His research is a retrospective study on adults accused of being possessed or labelled a witch during their childhood. The research specifically focuses on the impact of an accusation on those accused and their siblings. There is also some focus on the role of professionals, community and faith leaders in safeguarding these groups of children. 

Sarah Rennie

Sarah is a member of the steering group of Sisters of Frida CIC, an experimental collective of disabled women. Professionally, she is an accessibility and inclusion consultant and former property litigation solicitor. Within Sisters of Frida, a voluntary role, she co-leads on strategy and speaks at many events around the country on issues affecting disabled women. Sarah has just returned from speaking at the UK review by the UN Committee on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She is also vice-Chair of Birmingham's Access Committee. 

Isabelle Garnett

Isabelle is the mum of two extraordinary young people, one of whom has autism and other complex co-morbidities. She has decades of experience in navigating the labyrinth of education, social care and health services, most recently fighting to get her son out of an acute treatment unit and to have a positive and fulfilling life in the community. 

Isabelle holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Autism Education and has been the Lead Practitioner for Autism in a Federation of six mainstream primary schools, providing reactive and proactive support, and managing its autism support team.

Isabelle has experience campaigning and working with the media (television, radio and press) and charities (such as Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Young Minds and Mencap) trying to achieve meaningful and positive change for people with autism, learning difficulties or both, who are still living in acute treatment units (ATUs).

Clenton Farquharson

Clenton has extensive knowledge around health and social care, particularly in relation to equality , human rights and co-production due to both personal and professional experience.

Clenton is Chair of the Think Local, Act Personal programme board. He is also a member of the Coalition for Collaborative Care Co-production Group, which brings together people, including people with long-term conditions, and organisations from across health and social care. Clenton is the trustee of In Control which is a national charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution.

Clenton is Director of Community Navigator Services CIC, which is a Disabled People's User Led Organisation and is one of eight Fellows that act as an Skills for Care Ambassador, supporting, developing and maintaining relationships between Skills for Care and social care experts. 

Clenton was awarded an MBE for services to people with disabilities in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Steve Judge

Steve Judge's life was turned upside down following a near fatal car accident resulting in both legs being crushed and being told that he may never walk again.

Steve didn’t lean on his excuses but instead set goals and worked towards his aspirations with drive, motivation and commitment. Through years of rehabilitation and training he eventually represented Great Britain as a disabled athlete.

Through seizing opportunities and living life with no regrets he eventually achieved World Championship status in Paratriathlon (swim, bike and run).

Steve continues to work towards new aspirations in his life and his business ‘i.Nspire’ through delivering workshops, keynote speeches and projects with his ongoing mission of helping people, inspiring others and motivating many.

Dan White

Dan is an Artist, columnist, writer, ambassador, global speaker on inclusion NDA finalist for positive disability role model and creator of the Department of Ability.

Ashley Stephen

Ashley is the co-founder of Disabled Survivors Unite, an activist organisation creating change for disabled survivors of abuse and sexual violence. Their work focuses on campaigning, working with frontline and support services around disability access, and running a project that allows survivors to share their stories anonymously. Ashley also regularly speaks at events on issues affecting disabled survivors and has given evidence on this at a hearing in the European Parliament.

Hardeep Rai

Hardeep is the founder and Managing Director of Kaleidoscope Investments (Ki). Ki invests exclusively in disabled entrepreneurs with great business ideas, that are keen to start their own companies. 

He has spent 25 years in the Financial Services industry: 15 years working within Hedge Funds and the last 10 years as an entrepreneur, investor and business growth specialist.

He has also worked as client director at HB Prime Advantage, a growth advisory business founded by James Caan (ex-dragons den), which was focussed on helping to aggressively grow SME's businesses with a view to preparing them for an exit.

Robin Christopherson

Robin is a founding member of UK tech charity AbilityNet. Now globally acclaimed as leading experts in their field, AbilityNet specialise in accessibility and inclusive design, helping clients design attractive websites and apps that are easy to use by all.

Central to his mission is raising awareness of the power of tech through blogging and a busy public speaking schedule in the UK, Europe and the US.

Most recently Robin was awarded an MBE in the 2017 new year’s honours list for his services to digital inclusion. He also won the Special Award at the Tech4Good Awards 2016 in similar recognition of his services as a digital inclusion evangelist spanning two decades (previous winners include Professor Stephen Hawking).

Robin was also very honoured to come runner-up ‘UK Digital Leader Public Figure of the Year 2015’ (after the government’s own digital champion; Baroness Martha-Lane Fox) in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards– with AbilityNet winning first in its category of Digital Leading Charity.

Robin is also very proud to be a judge in the Global Mobile Awards 2017 (for the second year running) held in Barcelona -

Shani Dhanda

Shani is an award winning event manager, global voyager, disability role model, campaigner and Include Me TOO Ambassador.

She was born with a rare genetic condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), more commonly known as Brittle Bones. Over her childhood, she spent many summers in hospital with broken legs and learning how to walk again, until she was offered pioneering treatment to strengthen her bone density in her teenage years.

In 2011, Shani graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in Event and Venue Management, and her dissertation around barriers to accessible leisure was published by an American charity.

Shani is an accomplished public speaker delivering talks at hospitals and to medical professionals, conferences and schools as part of her efforts to challenge perceptions and change attitudes around disability, especially in Asian communities.

Taryl Law

Taryl is an experienced educational social worker, specializing in work with young people with learning disabilities and their families. She is also cofounder of How Do I, an award-winning social enterprise that supports life and vocational skill development for people with additional needs, raising aspirations and providing real-time support into employment and independent living through assistive technology.

Adam Pearson

Adam is an award-winning campaigner, actor and presenter. Adam was nominated as UK Documentary Presenter of the Year at the 2016 Grierson Awards. His credits include Horizon: My Amazing Twin (BBC Two), Adam Pearson: Freak Show (BBC Three), The Ugly Face Of Disability Hate Crime (BBC Three), Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade (Channel 4) and The One Show (BBC One). Adam appeared in the BAFTA-nominated film, Under The Skin, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson.

Adam is an ambassador for Jeans for Genes and The Childhood Tumour Trust. Adam has won a RADAR Award and a Diana Award for his campaigning work.

Photo by Andy Weekes

Sulaiman Khan

The igniter of hearts creatively, a creative collaborator and adventurer, Sulaiman is an independent consultant, speaker, and writer on Divergent Leadership, Creativity, and Inclusivity + Advocacy. He is also the Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of ThisAbility, the network that supports the best creative disabled talent. Sualiman is also an Ambassador for Include Me TOO

Angela C.O'Connor

Angela CEO of Train Ability, Disability Awareness WHIS Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Lecturer on Disability & Education Advocate for Accessibility for business in Ireland Regular Speaker on various Radio Stations JCI Young Person of the Year Finalist

Angela OConnor

Building the Right Support, Transforming Care Together

A national conference organised by Include Me TOO and supported by NHS England and partners Bringing Us Together and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

  • Empowering Individuals
  • Right care, Right place, Right skills
  • Meeting Individual Needs
  • Building the Right Support
  • Choice and Control
  • Advocacy and Information
  • Transforming Care Partnerships
  • Rights, Respect and Dignity
  • SEND Principals
  • Person Centered Planning
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

“People with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families have an array of rights in law or Government policy – through human rights law, the Equalities Act, the NHS constitution, the Mental Health Act, the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and so on… [but] the lived experience of people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families is too often very different. Too often they feel powerless, their rights unclear, misunderstood or ignored’. – Sir Stephen Bubb  






Date: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Time: 10.00am –  4.00pm
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 4QR

Links are provided below to download the booking form and the programme.

Booking Form

The Conference will increase understanding and awareness of the Transforming Care agenda to disabled young people, parents/carers from diverse communities and stakeholders.

During this event delegates will engage in discussions and workshops regarding Transforming Care, Building the Right Support improving services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition.

Speakers will cover areas of how we can support and deliver the Transforming Care agenda, ensuring disabled persons and families can have their say in how they wish to be involved in their local Transforming Care plans.

The conference will also be highlighting the importance of the implementation of equality and rights approach to meet individual needs supporting rights and dignity.

Faith, Disability and Safeguarding National Conference

Protecting and promoting safeguarding and inclusion of disabled children and young people in faith-based and community settings

Include Me TOO have organised this conference in partnership with Strengthening Faiths Institution of  with the support from several leading organisations in this field, NSPCC, Faith Forum London, Barnardo’s FGM Centre, Respond, SCWA (Stop Child Witch Accusation), Forced Marriages Unit and (NWG) National Working Group tackling child sexual exploitation and Jeena.

Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Venue: NSPCC National Training Centre Leicester.
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

It has been 10 years since Include Me TOO with NSPCC highlighted the much needed issues of safeguarding Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) disabled children and young people and the role of multi faith and community based settings to protect and promote the welfare of all children in our diverse communities.

The conference's purpose is to increase awareness, understanding and inclusion in regards to disabilities within our communities and challenge misinformation, negative perceptions and myths regarding disability.

The conference aims to:

  • increase cultural awareness and understanding of areas to be considered in safeguarding within our diverse communities
  • support the cultural competences of service providers and relevant professionals in regards to cultural practices, safeguarding and intervention
  • improve understanding on matters of safeguarding in relation to disabled children, young people in faith and community settings
  • facilitate change that will create more inclusive, disability friendly and safer faith and local communities for Black, Asian and minority ethnic disabled children and young people
  • develop a Faith and Disability inclusive charter for disability friendly settings

To secure a place please download and complete the booking form and either email it to or post it to:

Include Me TOO,
Newhampton Arts Centre,
Dunkley Street,

More information can be found by downloading the conference brochure which is available here.

Closing date for bookings is Friday 11th November 2016, places are limited.