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Care Act workshops
Care Act workshops

Care Act workshops

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
(scroll down to view the flyer for more information)

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
(scroll down to view the flyer for more information)

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
(scroll down to view the flyer for more information)

 

Events already held:

4th October 2016 - 10am -2pm Oxford Family Support Network, Didcot

23rd March 2016- 10am - 2pm Skills for People,Newcastle

22nd March 2016 - 10am - 2pm Inclusion North,  Darlington

17th & 18th February 2016 - 10.30am - 2.30pm & 6.30pm - 9pm Sheffield Mencap & Gateway

16th December 2015 - 10am - 2pm - Warwick Guide Posts Trust

20th November 2015, 10am - 1pm NWTDT Office, Lancashire in partnership with Breakthrough UK

18th November 2015, 7pm - Sheffield Aspergers Parents Action Group

6th October, 10:30 - 12.15pm - The Vassall Centre, Bristol in partnership with Carers Support Centre.

22nd September, 10am -2pm - The Elsie Whiteley Centre, Halifax in partnership with Calderdale Parents & Carers.

17th September, 10am - 3:30pm - Waterloo Action Centre, London in partnership with National Valuing Families Forum.

16th September, 10am - 2:30pm - West Oxford community centre, Oxford in partnership with Oxfordshire Family support network

18 June, 7.30pm - Bishops Stortford in partnership with Inclusion East.

 This website will be updated as events dates are confirmed.

Essex

Middlesbrough

Morpeth

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