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CLS Spring Festival 2024

The Community Led Support (CLS) annual Spring Festival is here for another year on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May.

CLS spring festival 2024
Community Led Support spring festival, online, Wed 15-Thu 16 May. Image of bunting against a blue background and a CLS logo in the corner

Community Led Support network members will be sharing some of their local initiatives from across the UK. It's an opportunity to hear about the challenges, successes and learning from local areas within adult social care.

This series of short online sessions are free and open to anyone working in the social care and health sector. You can join as many sessions as you choose.

They will demonstrate what is possible, despite the huge pressures across the sector. Attendees will discover a host of ideas and evidence that spotlights the principles of a community focused, strengths-based way of working.

Register to attend

The CLS network includes over 30 statutory organisations with responsibility for adult social care. Each have embedded an approach which draws on their partners and communities to design and deliver different ways of working which maximise the strengths and community connections of local people.


Wednesday 15 May

  • 9am-10am: An overview of what we mean by Community Led Support

  • 11am-12noon: Leeds Community Health and Wellbeing Service

  • 1pm-2pm: Scaling up Community Lounges in Stoke on Trent

  • 2.30pm-3.30pm: Strengths based practice skills and rurality in South Lanarkshire

  • 4pm-5pm: Coproducing direct payments in Cheshire West and Chester

Thursday 16 May

  • 9.30am-11am: Findings of the ARC research into Community Led Support

  • 12noon-1.30pm: Working with young people through Community Led Support

  • 3pm-4pm: The 'Edge of Care' service in Denbighshire

  • 4pm-5pm: ELMO, an invaluable tool for CLS

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