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Doing Things Differently: Putting people at the heart of care

28 April 2022, 12:30pm – 13:30pm | Online
Join us on 28 April to hear how technology can be used to support people with learning disabilities and their carers to manage their health.

About this event

What role does technology have in reducing health inequalities for people with learning disabilities? What can we learn from those with lived experience and what are the steps we can take to promote wider implementation?

On average, the life expectancy of women with a learning disability is 18 years shorter than for women in the general population. The life expectancy of men with a learning disability is 14 years shorter than for men in the general population (NHS Digital 2017).

The Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with a learning disability also found that 38% of people with a learning disability died from an avoidable cause, compared to 9% in a comparison population of people without a learning disability (Heslop et al. 2013, p. 92).

Join us on 28th April as we learn about two digital solutions developed to address these inequalities by putting people at the centre of their care, as well as hearing the experience of a carer who has been using both products to help a family member. We will also look at how you can make this happen in your own system and organisations.



  • Ben Williams, Project Lead, Care City
  • Lorenzo Gordon, Co-founder and Director, Maldaba
  • Huw Jones, Mobilization and Evaluation Lead, Maldaba
  • Andy Minnion, Director, Rix Research & Media
  • Sam Goncalves, parent carer
  • Asha Wimmer, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Havering Community Learning Disability Team

Sophie Bulmer, Network Development Lead at UCLPartners will act as host and chair for the session.


The webinar will be a series of short presentations and talks from the panel, with a summary discussion at the end. It will be followed up with a blog exploring key themes and addressing any questions from the audience. If you have a question you would like to submit ahead of the session, please include this when you register.

The session will be held on MS Teams and you will require a link to join. This will be circulated to all registered participants by the morning of the event, so please ensure you include a valid work email address that you have access to on the day.

Who should attend?

This webinar is open to anyone working in health and social care who is interested in how technology can be used to transform how health and care is managed, and who is keen to learn how to get digital projects started in the NHS

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