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Care Act 2014: The new law for adult care and support

Did you know that people with learning disabilities AND family carers have stronger rights under the Care Act? This new law for adult social care came into force in April 2015.

Do you know how it might affect you and your son, daughter, brother, sister, husband, wife, cousin, niece, nephew, other relative or friend?

Our free sessions are designed for family carers supporting a relative or friend with a learning disability. They will give you the information and confidence you need to ensure your views are heard and to get the best support for you and your relative or friend.

Topics include:

  • Strengthened rights for family carers
  • Wellbeing and outcomes
  • Assessments and eligibility
  • Independent advocacy
  • Care and support planning
  • Charging – who pays?
  • Challenging decisions

Let us know if you are interested in us holding a Care Act session near you. We can run full day or half day sessions – email or phone us to find out more.
Email: familycarersupport@hft.org.uk 
Freephone: 0808 801 0448

Upcoming events:

Area: Essex
Date:
 14th February 2017
Time: 10am to 2.30pm
Venue: Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, CM1 1LN
To book a place: Contact Wendy Burt from Essex Carers Network
email: info@essexcarersnetwork.co.uk
call:   07876 025 480

Area: Middlesbrough
Date: 8th March 2017
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Southland Centre, Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 0HG
To book a place: Contact Samta from Includion North
email: samta@inclusionnorth.org
call: 
  0113 244 4792

Area: Morpeth
Date: 9th March 2017
Time:
10am to 2pm
To book a place: Contact Samta from Includion North
email: samta@inclusionnorth.org
call: 
  0113 244 4792

 

Want to know more about Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

Free sessions are being organised in various locations across England. For more information and to find out how to book, go to PIP tips for family carers.

If you would like us to run a free PIP session for a group of family carers in your area, contact us: 
Tel: 0117 906 1751
Email: familycarersupport@hft.org.uk