Dementia care online webinar Tuesday 23rd June

Law 4 Dementia Carers on Tuesday 23 June from 4.00 to 5.30 p.m.

To register, please click this link: https://www.tide.uk.net/law-4-dementia-care-online-webinar/

Research on unmet legal and welfare needs highlights that over one third of the time carers spend in GP practices is for advice on legal and welfare issues, not clinical need.  Since the reductions in public funding for community legal services, GPs and their teams have become the last source of free professional advice in the community. Many GPs and their teams are ill equipped to address these much neglected legal support needs of carers of people with dementia.

This webinar is part of The Legal Education Foundation’s funded Law for Dementia Carers (L4DC) project. The project is helping carers to understand their legal rights and what the law might mean for them.

The webinar is for carers of people with dementia and is based on the issues and questions that carers have raised from their day to day experiences. With Covid-19 changing the world and emergency legislation (the Coronavirus Act 2020) having been passed by Parliament, it is especially relevant for them to know more about the law and its potential impact on their role as a carer.  This webinar will focus on the legislation as it affects England and Wales.

We will be joined by Neil Allen – Barrister, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Lead at The University of Manchester Law School who will provide expert legal information. The webinar will cover 4 key areas:

  • Early diagnosis of a cared for person
  • Your caring role – Carers of people with dementia
  • Cared for person’s best interests
  • Residential and end of life care

The webinar will be recorded and the anonymous feedback from carers participating in this webinar will contribute to influencing the planned Government 6-month review of the emergency legislation (the Coronavirus Act 2020) in the autumn.