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More than a provider Event - The Big Connect

A #SocialCareFuture event.

Book your place for the next More than a provider #SocialCareFuture event.

Postponed More Than a Provider

This promises to be a vibrant day full of fun activities and positive examples and stories. Together we’ll share the great ways that people are already connecting in our communities across London in our commitment to change social care.

The Big Connect!

Our supportive and lively event will include stories, art, music, drama and workshops to show how innovative codesigned social care and inclusive local communities are intrinsically linked to our vision for #SocialCareFuture. Split over 2 floors, the event will have a mixture of talks, workshops and creative activities all designed to bring people together to connect over their experiences.

Activities will include:

  • Inspiring stories – People with lived experience, community groups, social care organisations and local government will all share examples of how we we’re already connecting people to live inclusive lives in our communities.
  • Inclusive workshops and demonstrations – The Young Vic and The Brit School will demonstrate the power of inclusive arts programmes, Camerados will lead us in the importance of coming together. Beyond words will share the beauty of storytelling.
  • Connect & Do – From singing to sewing, printmaking to jewellery making or experimenting with musical instruments – why not try one of our many coproduced activities that connect people together through shared interests.
  • Sharing knowledge – Hear about the positive changes being made by social prescribing with Simply Connect London and new local community-based approaches to encouraging people to join social care, as well as exploring with Learning Disability England what it will take for everyone with learning disabilities to be able to live their good life.

Together, we will challenge traditional views of people who are supported in our communities.  People are not passive recipients of social care. This event will demonstrate that we are all strong community contributors and leaders.

Find out how you can get involved, contribute and start taking action to help people live the lives they choose. Connected, we are building our Social Care Future.

When: 5 October 2022, 10am – 4pm 

Where: The Coin Street Conference Centre, London

Book your place here

About the More Than a Provider Events

Pre-pandemic a small group of social care support providers, aligned and committed to the vision and ambitions of the Social Care Future movement, came together to explore the part we need to play in building this future. We’ve worked together to build on this learning and grow our skills and capacity to go further.

We called the initiative “More than a Provider” because it aims to go beyond traditionally commissioned “services” and to see how our connections and relationships can better contribute as allies and partners with disabled people.

Who is this for?

These events are for you if you are:

  • Someone who draws on social care who wants to shape a different future
  • Involved in exciting things in your community you want to share
  • A support provider helping make these things happen
  • Keen to connect, share ideas and capacity or develop new networks and initiatives
  • A commissioner, policy-maker or practitioner in social care, health or beyond who thinks this might be the future

If you share this vision…

  • Come and join our event and support our growing movement
  • Join the conversations and our planning for the next steps and actions
  • Share your story to inspire others and contribute to the journey