21 August 2017

The Trust is delighted to announce that Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chief Executive of the charity Turning Point is to be the keynote speaker at ELFT's Annual General Meeting which will take place on Thursday 5 October 2017 at

The Bishopsgate Institute (See map and directions)
230 Bishopsgate

(Near Liverpool Street rail station and underground. Print map)

Tube Strike: A tube strike is currently planned for this date so you will need to allow extra time to get to the venue

Tenth Anniversary as a Foundation Trust
The Trust is celebrating ten years as a foundation trust. Lord Victor was there at the beginning when it launched and was the first signatory to sign up as a member. So it is fitting that, a decade later, he is back as our keynote speaker. The Trust now has 10,000 members.


3.00pm: Annual Members Meeting
Prior to the Annual General Meeting, the Annual Members Meeting for members of the Trust will take place from 3.00pm-5.00pm         (This first meeting is for members only and is not open to the public)

5.00pm: Food, Refreshments and Market Stalls - Open to all
Members of the public are warmly invited to join us from 5.00pm for food and conversation. Staff will be showcasing information from a range of mental health and community health services across London, Bedfordshire and Luton. This was a noisy affair last year with animated discussion taking place in every corner! Brave attendees can have an MOT including being weighed and having basic physical checks such as pulse and blood pressure readings.

6.00pm: Annual General Meeting - Open to all
The Trust's Annual General Meeting will commence at 6pm and conclude by 7.30pm. Overseen by ELFT's Chair Marie Gabriel, the Trust will present its annual accounts and quality accounts, and an overview of the year by Chief Executive, Dr Navina Evans.

RSVP: communications@elft.nhs.uk Text: 07971 657703 or call: 020 7655 4049

Lord Victor Adebowale and Turning Point
Victor is Chief Executive of Turning Point, a health and social care social enterprise providing services for people with complex needs including those affected by substance misuse, mental health issues, unemployment, housing issues, offending behavior and those with a learning disability.  Turning Point is engaged with over 25,000 people in over 200 locations across England, employing over 3,500 people with a turnover of £125 million.

Victor has a passionate interest in public service reform and reversing the inverse care law.  In pursuit of this, he lectures and speaks widely on the subjects of poverty, social exclusion, equality and human rights, leadership and change management. 

He is a Visiting Professor and Chancellor at the University of Lincoln and holds a number of honorary doctorates.  He has an MA in Advanced Organizational Consultation from the Tavistock Institute.  He is also a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute, an associate member of the Health Service Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and of the Cambridge University Judge Business School, as well as on the Board of Governors of London School of Economics.

Victor is also a Non-Executive Director of NHS England, President of the International Association of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and Chair of Vision Development. He is a Non-Executive Director of IACOM Ltd and Leadership in Mind, and also joined the Co-operative Board in April 2016.  He wasrecently appointed Chair of Social Enterprise UK.

In 2000, Victor was awarded the CBE for services to the New Deal, the unemployed, and homeless young people and in 2001, was appointed a cross bench member of the House of Lords.


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