The law concerning how adults (18+) with disabilities are cared for has changed and the rights of carers, has changed. Carers rights have been strengthened.
Ambitious about Autism, the leading national charity for children and young adults with autism, are holding a seminar for parent, carers and professionals on the Care Act 2014 and the law on social care, on Thursday October 15th at St Albans Centre, Holborn, London.
The law concerning how adults (18+) with disabilities are cared for, and the rights of carers, has changed with the implementation of the Care Act 14. The new Act gives carers considerably strengthened rights to support.
The seminar is relevant for parents and carers of young people aged 16+ and the professionals who support them. It is heavily subsidised for parents and carers (£10 including lunch) and promises to be a really useful event to learn more about autism therapy and other ways to help treat autism.
There will be a range of speakers including:
- Alex Rook, Partner and specialist in Public Law, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors who will discuss what this means for young people leaving school and entering adulthood and increased rights as a carer.
- Belinda Blank, Information and Family Support Service, Ambitious about Autism will talk about how to ensure the care assessment and the carers assessments include the evidence you need for the right support.
- Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research, The Carers Trust will talk about the support available to carers, and how to ensure your own needs are met
- Ian Smith, Partner Support Manager, Department of Work and Pensions, will speak about Carers Allowance, the changes from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment and the forthcoming reassessments, and benefits for carers.
Full details and tickets for the event can be found online: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/family-support-seminar-the-care-act-2014-and-the-law-on-social-care-tickets-18134791650