For our webinars series, check the ‘Webinars and podcasts’ section of this website.

Past events:

Stuart’s Story, 01 February 2024

The LeDeR Programme explained…, 6 June 2023

End of life care planning with people with learning disabilities… What do YOU think?, 20 March 2023

Supporting people with learning disabilities in Bereavement webinar, 9 February 2021

The GRASSroots group talks about bereavement and people with learning disabilities


‘Expecting the unexpected’ webinar, 8 December 2020

Tuesday 8 December 2020
12.30-13.30 (GMT)













Watch below a recording from our webinar, held on 10 November 2020.

Title: ‘Finding the words: assessing distress and discomfort in people with difficulty communicating’


‘DNAR orders and people with learning disabilities’: Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne (PCPLD Network) in discussion with Yolanda van Boven and Baroness Ilora Finlay Watch below:


We are pleased to announce that a recording from our PCPLD Network webinar (held on 16.09.2020) is now available. Watch below:

Trailer for the webinar

Invitation to the 2020 PCPLD Network Online Conference (webinar) by Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

PCPLD Network 20th Anniversary Conference

was held on 13th June 2018 at Friends House, Euston, London

The fantastic Baked Bean Company’s film about death and dying

Watch the GRASSroots panel presentation! This group of people with learning disabilities meets once a month to talk about dying. They told the conference why. Ensure the subtitle function is on

You can view the posters here: Posters Conference 2018

Presentations are available here: Presentations Conference 2018


“Fantastic day, speakers (and chair!) extremely passionate about improving palliative care for people with learning disabilities, the buzz around the room was infectious. Lots of new connections made & plenty of ideas to implement positive change. Thank you!” (via Twitter)


Previous PCPLD Network conferences

You may also view some of the presentations on our Slideshare page.

November 2016 (Huddersfield):

Our annual conference was held in Huddersfield on 4th November 2016, in a spectacular football ground setting. It was a hugely inspiring day, with excellent and stimulating talks.

You can access the presentation slides here.

November 2014 (Glasgow): Photographs can be viewed on our Facebook page

November 2013 (Birmingham): Conference presentations can be viewed on our Slideshare page,

November 2012 (Hertfordshire): Palliative care for people with learning disabilities – with a focus on “Transition”

October 2011 (London): Best practice in end of life care planning for people with learning disabilities

May 2010 (Devon): Excellence in end of life care for people with learning disabilities

November 2010 (Rochdale): “People with learning disabilities: Dementia and end of life care”