FREE LEGAL EDUCATION SESSION FOR CARERS
At Partington Library and Wellbeing Centre, Central Road, Partington M31 4FY
On Wednesday September 21st 2016 10.30am – 12.30pm
The laws on mental capacity and mental health affect many people and their families at some point in their lives, and the numbers increase every year.
Did you know?
- The law on mental capacity can affect the rights of individuals with a variety of conditions ranging from people with learning disabilities and people who develop dementia as they grow older, to people who are temporarily or unexpectedly incapacitated by illness or injury.
- Many people with mental health problems will receive treatment without a need to be detained in hospital. However, around ¼ of people who receive hospital treatment for mental health problems will be legally detained under the Mental Health Act.
- The Care Act is new and professionals are still learning how to ensure a person, and their carers, receive the support and care they need.
- Lawyers and Professionals who specialise in this area of law report that families and carers often don’t know that they have legal rights.
Manchester BPP Law Students are offering a free educational workshop to help you to learn more about your legal rights as a carer of someone with mental capacity or mental health difficulties.
If you would like to attend, please book your place by contacting Rebecca Trower on 0161 962 4769 or firstname.lastname@example.org