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The theme is around buying local produce and encouraging people with learning disabilities and their support workers/carers  to develop their cooking skills, promoting healthy lifestyles.  Celebrity chef Michael Caines will be there as will , Jack Stein (Ricks son) and possibly Mitch Tonks. They will be providing healthy eating demonstrations, and a sugar quiz. 

The event is open to local providers of residential care and supported living for people with learning disabilities. Please pencil into your diaries, further details to follow.

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Dying Matters Interfaith Conference 2018

9th November 2018

Exeter Racecourse


10.00am Welcome

10.10 Suleman Nagdi: Muslim perspectives on end of life care, dying well and the promise of an afterlife

10.50 Liz Toy: Developing conversations about death and dying

11.30 Introductions from speakers for breakout sessions (2 minute each)

11.40 Refreshment break

11.55 Breakout sessions: Dying matters

Contributors: Myfanwy McCory (Buddhist), Jackie Watson (Humanist), Suleman Nagdi (Muslim), Confortia*, Maia Miller (Pagan), Robin Kanarek (Jewish Community), Liz Toy (Catholic Christian)

3 x 15 minutes sessions in separate rooms, pupils/delegates choose which sessions to attend

1.00pm Packed lunch (please bring your own)

1.30 Debate: ‘Assisted dying should be legalised’

Opposed: Tim Harlow, Suleman Nagdi (Muslim), Liz Toy (Catholic Christian)

In favour: Richard Scheffer (Christian), Humanist?

Chair: Jeremy Roberts

2.30 Group discussion

3.05pm Reporting back

3.15pm Close

*CONFORTIA is a developing group that aims to comfort, support and inform all who wish to talk about and to be better informed about death and dying.

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