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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 trafford@alzheimers.org.uk

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