This year’s conference is aimed at all who have attended LLT training over the 14 years we have been in existence, but is also available to anyone who wants to know more about LLT training and get a taster of the LLT experience.

This conference will give participants the chance to:

  • keep up to date with research and practice.
  • network with fellow instructors from a wide range of settings and disciplines.
  • meet some top names in the research world in the fields of Falls, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Sedentary Behaviour, Stroke and Exercise for the Older Person.
  • review technique and learn new exercises and strategies to improve practice.
  • share successes and troubles.
  • meet the LLT team (tutors and office staff).

Key themes for 2018 Conference;

  • Sedentary Behaviour
  • Behaviour Change
  • Dementia
  • Stroke

We will also be running our usual Delegate competition – further details will be announced October 2017!

LLT staff at 2013 Conference

We are still in the process of finalising all the conference details, but we are excited to announce some headlines for our 2018 conference. More detailed plans will unfold in the coming months but here are some confirmations so far…
Keynote speakers confirmed;

  • Dr Dave Saunders

Dave is an exercise physiologist from the University of Edinburgh. His research centres on the role of exercise and physical fitness during life after stroke. Dave has used systematic review methodology to take stock of the steadily growing evidence base for exercise after stroke. This evidence has been influential for guiding the nature of exercise interventions and revealing the scope of potential benefits for people with stroke

  • Dr Juliet Harvey

Juliet is a Specialist Physiotherapist working in long term conditions management and has a particular interest in physical activity and sedentary behaviour. She completed her PhD in 2016 titled “Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in Older Adults”. Juliet has published in peer reviewed journals and presented her work at national and international conferences. She is also an OEP Leader.

Guest workshop presenters confirmed;

  • Liz Boulton – Behaviour Change
  • Edye Hoffman – Dementia
  • Zoe Tieges – Sedentary behaviour in stroke patients
  • Monserat Conde – What’s all the fuss about feet?
  • Juliet Harvey – Sedentary Behaviour
  • Dave Saunders – Stroke balancing act!
  • Claudine Aherne – Marketing & Promotion.
  • Helen Hawley-Hague – Overcoming technophobia: the use of smartphones to support falls rehabilitation exercise!

There will also be our usual selection of practical sessions, led by our LLT team of experts, to support your service provision/exercise delivery with older people, frailer older people, and stroke survivors of all ages. More sessions planned this time around for EfS instructors! Sessions will include;

  • Pauline Virgo – Working with people with Osteoporosis

An opportunity to refresh your knowledge of bone health and exercise for people with osteoporosis. This practical workshop will use a case study approach to help you develop practical solutions and update your exercise programmes for this specialist population.

  • Vicky Johnston – Managing dizziness with exercise

In this session Vicky will discuss some of the causes of dizziness in older people, focusing on vestibular problems.

  • Bhanu Ramaswamy – Who is fit for Parkinson’s? An exercise guide

Parkinson’s UK are developing an Exercise Framework with resources to facilitate people with Parkinson’s, exercise and health professionals’ knowledge of what exercise should be prescribed and choices explored around activity that would best suit the person with Parkinson’s. In this session, Bhanu will present some of this information, as well as how this fits in with the updated NICE Guidelines for Parkinson’s (2017), to open discussion about your role in enabling people with Parkinson’s to adopt an exercise-focused lifestyle.

  • Simon Hanna – FAME I’m gonna live forever

This workshop will cover an Example Week 40+ PSI session looking at functional progressions and class formats for continued effectiveness and enjoyment.

  • Jane Ward – Practical Tai Chi – A workshop for Health and Exercise Professionals

In this workshop, you will be introduced to a set of Tai Chi movements that you can then introduce with confidence in your work with clients and patients. These therapeutic exercises are effective in addressing key aspects of health. They improve the body’s balance and leg strength. They bring relaxation and concentration to the mind. They lift the spirit and generate a sense of well-being and positive outlook.

  • Bob Laventure – Dementia

We hope you will enjoy the diverse nature of workshops that will be on offer so that you can choose your interests. As soon as we have finalised our programme we will be in touch to take workshop bookings. Please note that workshop allocations are on a first come basis so please book early to avoid disappointment. Workshop bookings can only be made once payment has been received.

We have kept the cost for attendance the same as last year. The conference places will be allocated on a first come first served basis (120 places in total). The cost covers registration, your conference pack (bag, pen, programme and handouts), a password to the post-conference webpages and a buffet lunch and a buffet dinner at the end of the day before you head home.

We can either accept a card payment or we can send you (an individual attending the conference) an invoice for you to pay by cheque and then you can reclaim from your funder. After payment has been received you will receive a PAID RECEIPT, which you can then use to claim from your PCT/Council/Employer.

LLT members will receive a 10% discount off the total cost of the conference. If you’re not already a member contact the LLT office to find out about joining and receive this great offer.

We are currently in the process of discussing REPs CPD points with Skills Active.

We have an ‘early bird‘ offer which lasts until the end of November.

EARLY BIRD Conference Attendance Fee = £130 + VAT (£156) – book and pay by 30th November 2017.
Normal Rate Conference Attendance Fee = £160 + VAT (£192) – paid for after 1st December 2017.

The venue will be Chancellors hotel, which is located in Fallowfield, Manchester.

By road

For Satnav users, please use M14 6ZT and once you arrive at this location the hotel is signposted.

Travelling from Scotland & the north

From the M61 join the M60 following signs for Manchester Airport. Then join the M602 (signposted Salford). Follow signs for Manchester Airport onto the A57. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit (A5103), after approximately one and a half miles take a left at the traffic lights into Wilbraham Road (A6010). At the 4th set of traffic lights, turn left into Chancellors Way. Chancellors Hotel is situated on the left hand side opposite the Armitage Sports Centre.

Travelling from the South

Leave the M6 at Junction 19 (Knutsford), turn right onto the A56 and follow signs for Manchester Airport. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit for the M56 (Manchester). Take right hand lanes to the end of the motorway and join the A5103 – keep forward (signposted Manchester City Centre). At the 5th set of traffic lights turn right onto Wilbraham Road (A6010 signposted Sheffield). At the 4th set of traffic lights turn left onto Chancellors Way. Chancellors Hotel is situated on the left hand side opposite the Armitage Sports Centre.

Travelling from the East

At the end of the M67 turn left onto the M60 (Stockport). Leave the M60 at Junction 5 and join the A5103 – keep forward (signposted Manchester City Centre). At the 5th set of lights turn right onto Wilbraham Road (A6010 signposted Sheffield). At the 4th set of traffic lights turn left onto Chancellors Way. Chancellors Hotel is situated on the left hand side opposite the Armitage Sports Centre.

There are 80 parking spaces available at Chancellors Hotel.

By bus

From the city

Take a bus numbered 41, 42 or 43 from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station to Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield. Walk to the junction with Moseley Road and turn left. At the next set of traffic lights turn left into Chancellors Way and the hotel is on your left, opposite the Armitage Sports Centre.

By train

From the city

Long distance trains arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Station. Either take a taxi (approximately 15 minutes) or take a five minute walk to Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station. Short distance rail service departs from Manchester Oxford Road Station and Manchester Victoria Station.

By plane

From Manchester International Airport

Manchester International Airport is approximately 5 miles from Chancellors (about 20 minutes by taxi). If you wish to take the train from the airport there is a 24-hour service which runs 7 days a week, every 15 minutes during peak times and goes direct to Piccadilly Train Station. From the station either take a taxi or take the short walk to Piccadilly Bus Station and catch one of the many buses that follow the route to Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield.

Chancellors hotel is 3-Star AA establishment with 72 en-suite bedrooms, each featuring a flat screen television, hair dryer, telephone, and complimentary tea and coffee. Chancellors Hotel also offers FREE high speed broadband, FREE unlimited Wi-Fi and FREE car parking. Please contact the hotel direct to organise any accommodation you may require. In the event that the hotel is fully booked there are a number of other hotels close by. Unfortunately LLT are not able to arrange accommodation on your behalf, we know you will find the best accommodation for your purposes.