Essex to hold national sensory conference

A NATIONAL conference looking at the challenges and issues facing the sensory arena of social care is to take place near Stansted Airport.

Essex County Council is hosting the event on Friday June 17 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The conference will look at how forthcoming changes in the health and social care domains will impact on people with sensory needs and what Essex intends to do to enable people to benefit from these changes.

The conference is aimed at service providers, commissioners, policymakers, frontline staff and individuals with sensory needs and registration is now open.

As well as a programme of guest speakers, including representatives from the government and speakers from other independent organisations, delegates will have the opportunity to attend two workshops to learn about and share best practice.

Potential workshops include:

� Shared Space and Transport – what is Essex’s approach to shared space?

� UK Vision and Approach in Essex

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� Support at time of Diagnosis – importance of patient care

� Rights and Responsibilities – around communication, financial, legal support etc

� GP’s, Health and Social Care of the future.

The conference will run from 9.30am till 4pm and is free to Essex residents with a charge for non-Essex residents. For up to date news and to register a place please visit essex.gov.uk/sensory

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