Our 2020 conference has been postponed to September 2021

Further information will be available early next year.



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”