TLAP at the National Children's and Adults Services Conference, Manchester Central, 2-4 November

This week sees the annual National Children’s and Adults Services Conference take place in Manchester. Organised by the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS), NCASC is attended by more than 1,000 delegates interested in social care, children's services, education, health and related fields.

As well as exhibiting at stand B24 in the exhibition hall, TLAP is running two big events at NCASC this year and if you’re attending, we would love for you to join us:

1.    Our Sub-plenary session Co-production: it’s a long term relationship 
Wednesday 2 November 2016, 11:20-12:20 in Exchange Rooms 8/9/10 of Manchester Central. 

This will be presented by Jenny Carter, Bill Davidson and Rachel Mason from the National Co-production Advisory Group; and Iain MacBeath, Director of Adult Services from Hertfordshire County Council. We will be sharing two fantastic films we have made illustrating co-production in practice; as well as talking about the Ladder of Participation – how to avoid coercion and ensure coproduction!

2.    The launch of Engaging and empowering communities - Our shared commitment and call to action 
Wednesday 2 November, 17.00 – 17.40, at the TLAP stand (B24) in the  exhibition hall.  

For the first time, care leaders are offering a clear way of making sure that community centred approaches are embedded in health and social care services. The clear set of principles and actions offer a compelling case for working collaboratively to create strong and empowered communities. This needs to be central to the transformation of the health and care sector.  We’d love for you to join us for tea and cake, alongside the co-authors from The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Coalition for Collaborative Care, Local Government Association, Public Health England, Association of Directors of Public Health, the Department of Health and NHS England.

For those of you who can’t attend, we will publish the new co-production films and "Engaging and empowering communities – our shared commitment and call to action" on our website on Wednesday 2 November.

You can also follow the conference on Twitter using the official hashtag #NCASC16 or visit for more information.