The Conference was a huge success and thanks go to the delegates, the workshop leaders, the keynotes, our Sponsors (BalanceMaster and HUR Fitness) and all those behind the scenes at LLT 🙂

Post-conference downloads

For those of you that attended, we have put the abstracts, powerpoint presentations and handouts onto a special post-conference page for you to download. You must be logged on with your password given at the conference before you can view the content.

For those of you that did not attend, see below for what we covered and where we were. Should you be interested in receiving a password that will allow you access to the handouts, please contact the office. There will be a cost associated with the provision of this password and the ability to download the information.

You can view the photos from the Conference here.

The winners of the competition entries for “models of good practice in delivery” were Bernadette Coates (Southport) and Jacqueline Constable (Guernsey).

Pre-conference Information

Welcome to the first Later Life Training Conference for Level 4 PSI & EfS Exercise Specialists. We have an exciting programme of keynotes from renowned researchers in the area and practical workshops to help you in your delivery of evidence based, effective, fun exercise opportunities for frailer older people. You can meet the LLT team, earn CPD points and network with fellow instructors.

Who is it for?

LLT Qualified L4 PSI and EfS Specialist Instructors. The aim of the conference is to add to the PSI and EfS portfolio of continuing professional education (CPD). Attendees will receive 4 REPS CPD points.

Conference Highlights

This conference will give you the chance to:

  • network with fellow instructors from a wide range of settings and disciplines
  • meet the some top names in the research world in the fields of Falls and Stroke
  • review your technique and learn new exercises and strategies to improve your practice
  • share successes and troubles
  • meet the LLT team (tutors and office staff)

View the programme.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers confirmed include:

  • Professor John Campbell, University of Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Professor Stephen Lord, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Associate Professor Jacqueline Close, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Frederike van Wijck, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Practical Workshops

We have a range of practical workshops that you can choose from. Workshop leaders include Tom Balchin (ARNI), John Dennis, Ann Murray, Susie Dinan, Bob Laventure, Claudine Aherne (VIDA Wellness), Jane Ward (Tai Chi) and Dawn Skelton as well as some of your favourite tutors 😉 Sheena Gawler, Sara Paul, Dawn McLean, Bex Townley, Simon Hanna, Vicky Johnston and Vicki Goodwin.

You can view the programme and click the Workshop session for further details of the parallel sessions within each Workshop session.

You will be asked to choose your preferences on the Conference Registration Form.


We are holding a competition for you to win one of TWO FREE registrations for this conference. We want to hear of innovative models of service delivery (anything from new methods and areas of working, new partnerships or novel delivery methods). We want to enthuse and give other PSIs and EfS Instructors ideas for action.

Please submit a brief summary of your innovative method of delivery (MAX 500 words) with your Conference Registration Form. If selected as the winners of the free registrations, you will receive a full refund of your registration cost and be asked to “present” your service in a 10 minute slot at the conference (within Workshop 1 (B) or 4 (E)).

The deadline for submission of competition entries is lunchtime on the 12th August.

Conference Venue

The Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, The University of Manchester, Chancellors Way, Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ZT, UK.

Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre is conveniently located for all local amenities and is only 3 miles from Piccadilly Train Station and approximately 5 miles from Manchester International Airport.

If you are travelling by car, Chancellors has a secure car park with up to 90 spaces free of charge. Additional spaces are availalbe close by and are free of charge also. Maps, bus and train times and other information on getting to the venue can be found here.

Get directions


Conference Cost: £120 (Incl. VAT).
The cost of this conference covers attendance on both Saturday (half day), and Sunday, all refreshment breaks, lunch on both days and also attendance at the Conference Reception and Dinner at the Venue on Saturday Evening. Attendance at this conference (Sat and Sun) receives 4 CPD points and you will receive an attendance certificate at the end of the day on Sunday. PLEASE NOTE – The cost of the conference does not include accommodation, this must be booked separately by yourself (see Conference Accommodation Section below).

For this conference we are not accepting invoice information or purchase orders. As the conference places are being filled on a first come first served basis we cannot accept this method of payment. After payment you will receive a PAID RECEIPT, which you can use to claim from your PCT/Council/Employer.

In exceptional circumstances we will now accept requests to invoice your funder direct.

Conference Accommodation

The Conference Venue, Chancellors Conference Centre, has 71 onsite ensuite rooms. These can be booked online via or you can call 0161 907 7414. If there is no availability at the venue, you can try the following websites with information on B&Bs, Hotels, Motels and Serviced Apartments near M14, Fallowfield. Accommodation ranges from £27 pppn to £100 pppn.

1) Hotel.Info
2) Travel Republic

Terms and Conditions

1) Conference registration is on a first come first served basis. There are only 100 places available at this conference.
2) Your place at the conference will NOT be confirmed until payment has been received and cleared.
3) Any reserve names will be contacted if there are any cancellations.
4) Cancellation of a paid place will NOT receive a refund.
5) Should the conference be canceled, paid conference registrations will be refunded within one calendar month


Remind yourself of the programme.

You can apply by downloading a the Conference Registration Form and sending into the LLT office with your cheque, made payable to Later Life Training.

Please Note:

  • Your place at the conference is NOT confirmed until LLT have received payment and have emailed a confirmation of your place and sent you a paid receipt.
  • You have to book and pay for your own accommodation. It is suggested you wait until you receive a paid receipt before booking your accommodation.

We want to thank our Sponsors: BalanceMaster. BalanceMaster will be exhibiting at the conference and will take part in one of the Workshops.

HUR fitness equipment are also co-sponsors and will be exhibiting two of their machines at the conference and these will be available to try out.

SportEx are providing sponsorship for the LLT Conference and there will be delegate information available to take away.