Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at all those from local and central government, private and the community and voluntary sector with an interest in the provision of adult and children services, health, education and social care.

How do I book a conference place?

All booking information can be found on the booking page of this website. Click ‘Booking’ in the main navigation.

Is there disabled access?

Manchester Central is designed for maximum accessibility at all events. Most of the exhibition space is on the ground floor/street level and can be easily accessed via the main entrance. Entrances are fully accessible and the foyer entrances are sensor-activated. Events on the first floor can be accessed via stairs or lifts.

Signage uses pictorial symbols and there are contrasting graphics on the wall-to-floor glazing. Assistance dogs are welcomed and the venue has Induction Loop facilities in Exchange Auditorium and Central and Charter Foyers.

Manchester Central is committed to continually improving accessibility for the venue and always welcome feedback from visitors. Recent improvements include: disability awareness staff training; refurbished toilet facilities; smooth paving over cobbled access areas; highlighted nosing and additional handrails; and Deaf Alerter – a radio-based fire alarm.

What is on the programme?

The conference programme will not be finalised until shortly before the event. However, if you keep checking back to this website and our social media channels, speaker and session themes will be announced.