Inclusion Health in Deprivation Conference 2018: Vulnerable Communities

  • 02 June 2018
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Citylabs
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The Inclusion Health in Deprivation Conference will take place in Manchester on Saturday 2nd June 2018. This event, targeted at future health and social care leaders, will raise the issues of what drives health and well-being in vulnerable individuals and communities in areas of deprivation and what we need to do to push that agenda forward.

The conference features speakers from across a range of sectors, experienced in and passionate about improving health by including marginalised people in the thinking and practice of health and social care.

Lectures, presentations and workshops will cover themes including:

The conference has been organised by the Manchester Students’ Coalition with representatives from the Manchester Global Health Society, Manchester Homeless Healthcare Society and Manchester Outreach Medics along with volunteers from the student body, supported by the Shared Health Foundation.

The event is aimed at all with a passion for social justice and the desire to address the causes and consequences of the health inequalities that divide our society. It will be particularly relevant to students and trainees in medical, nursing and social care roles, or planning to take them up.


Dame Philippa Russell DBE:

Dame Russell has spent many years advocating for disabled individuals and their families. She chaired the Government’s Standing Commission on Carers for eight years, and was Director of the Council for Disabled Children. She is the Vice-President of Carers UK, as well as member of a number of national advisory bodies.

Dr Nigel Hewett OBE:

Dr Hewett is a founder member of the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health. In 2011 he became Medical Director of Pathway – a charity formed to improve the healthcare of homeless people and support the Faculty. He was awarded an OBE in 2006 for Services to the Homeless.

Professor Aneez Esmail:

Professor Esmail works as a clinician in an inner-city practice in Manchester and is a Professor of General Practice at the University of Manchester. He is recognised nationally for his research, work and activism on discrimination and racism in the medical profession, as well as patient safety in primary care.

Andy Burnham:

Andy Burnham was elected Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017. He has pledged to end rough-sleeping in Greater Manchester by 2020, and campaigned for the right to healthcare to extend to safe housing, and for local government to gain significant devolved powers to tackle the “humanitarian crisis” of homelessness and rough-sleeping.


09:00 - 09:30: Registration and workshop sign up
09:30 - 10:00: Welcome Address – Dr James Matheson
10:00 - 10:45: First speaker
10:45 - 11:00: Break/ rearrange rooms
11:00 - 11:35: Workshop 1 (4 options)
11:45 - 12:20: Workshop 2 (4 options)
12:20 - 13:00: Lunch
13:00 - 13:35: Workshop 3 (4 options)
13:45 - 14:20: Workshop 4 (4 options)
14:20 - 14:40: Break/ rearrange rooms
14:40 - 15:20: Second speaker
15:20 - 16:00: Third speaker
16:00 - 16:20: Fourth speaker
16:20 - 16:45: Gong Session and Closing remarks

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