We are pleased to once again be supporting the Inclusive
Community Experience (ICE) and will be sponsoring a number of
places to enable people to attend for free.
ICE takes place from the 1st to 3rd
February 2015 at Ribby Hall in Wrea Green near Blackpool and is
organised by My
"ICE is a conference like no other - it is an experience, with
the focus on building an inclusive community and creating a sense
of belonging for everyone," says My Life's, chief executive
There will be a range of interactive workshops during the three
days, including inclusive dance classes, radio presenting and
laughter yoga. There will be sessions on turning dreams into a
reality, person-centred approaches to care and support and
developing people's gifts and talents. The infamous 'come dine with
me' experience also makes a return this year as well as there being
a variety of entertainment including performances from MIXIT.
"At ICE we run fun and engaging sessions to give people an
opportunity to think creatively about practical solutions that will
make a real difference to their own lives or to the lives of people
they support," continues Caroline.
"It's also a chance for people to come together and meet with
others to share experiences, ideas and provide emotional support to
This is the fourth year that ICE has taken place with previous
years seeing in excess of 300 delegates.
Everyone is welcome at ICE including people who need support,
personal assistants, support workers and carers, practitioners and
representatives from public, private, voluntary and third sector
Susan Boyle, a participant funded by In Control last year said:
""The ICE event has taught me so much about living with
disabilities and how inclusion is achievable with the correct
support and attitude. The workshops I attended helped me even
more to come to terms with everything, and one in particular
(the rollercoaster of life) was extremely helpful and quite
apt, as the last few years of my life have certainly been a
In Control is pleased to be able to subside eight places at this
year's event enabling people to participate who would not normally
be able to do so.
To apply for a place, please complete this short online form no later than Friday
19th December 2014 providing your contact details and
reasons for wanting to attend ICE.
Unfortunately we are only able to fund a limited number of
places. We will make a decision on allocation of places in
partnership with My Life to ensure that those who will gain the
most benefit from attending are able to participate. Priority will
be given to those who have not taken part in ICE previously and
also to people living in areas where In Control is running
personalisation improvement programmes (currently North West,
Yorkshire and Humber, East Midlands, Eastern, South East and South
West). This is to ensure maximum benefit for participants as we are
able to link to wider initiatives running in the region.
Please note that we are only able to fund individual places and
cannot subsidise travel costs or support needed during the
Successful applicants will be notified by 23rd December
Other paid-for places are available at £150 per person which
includes two nights' accommodation, entertainment and food. A
£50 non-refundable deposit will secure people's booking and the
cost can be paid by instalments if required.
For further information on ICE and to book please visit www.my-life.org.uk/whats-on
or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
01257 472 900.
For more information about In Control's subsidised places, email
or phone 01564 821 650.