Overcoming Barriers for People with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism

Why Are We Stuck in Hospital?

Workshops (13 August 2024, 11.00am - 1.00pm)
Join University of Birmingham College of Social Sciences for a crucial workshop focused on the practice and service implications of the 'Why are we Stuck in Hospital' research.

This event will delve into the barriers faced by individuals with learning disabilities and/or autistic people in leaving long-stay or secure hospital settings. Attendees will gain insights from the lived experiences of patients and their families, along with practical knowledge from health and social care staff. The workshop will highlight 'ten top tips' for aiding people in transitioning from hospital care to leading more ordinary lives within the community.

Additional Event Highlights:

  • Engage with the installation by renowned artist Foka Wolf, which amplifies seldom-heard voices and themes from the research.
  • Access materials such as a policy guide, a training video, and more accessible versions for people and families.
  • Enjoy a free lunch included as part of the event.


11am - 1pm (with free lunch included)

Please reserve your free place by contacting Carla Cureton at [email protected]. This will help us manage numbers and refreshments.

Feel free to share this invitation with any relevant colleagues.

40 Duke Street, Brighton
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