More than 200 people from all walks of life gathered on the 30th
April at Making the Future Together in Manchester.
The event, hosted by In Control was an opportunity for people
from all areas of the health, social care and education sectors, as
well as provider organisations, community groups, and 'experts by
experience' to share ideas, plan action and build alliances for a
future of inclusion and independent living.
The day was full of energy and lots of ideas on how to take this
agenda forward. We have already started work on pulling together
all of these and working out the best ways to share these with you
to ensure that the energy, passion and commitment captured on the
day doesn't end now the event has ended and that we use the day as
platform for action and positive change.
Our aim from the day was to give people the space and the time
to take stock and re-energise and we're glad to see from the
hundreds of tweets from participants that this was achieved.
We will be populating these pages with copies of presentations,
a round-up of tweets from the day, photographs and guest blogposts
from people attending. Keep an eye on here for the latest uploads
If you were at the event and would like to share your experience
or would like to continue discussions on a particular issue, then
please do get in touch with us at
And don't forget that you can keep the conversation going on
social media using #makingthefuture14