Navigating the benefits system after acquired brain Injury, and addressing issues of mental capacity
This information day is designed to provide support and insight for people living with acquired brain injury, carers and professionals.
The conference will specifically focus on two key topic areas:
The conference programme is:
10.00 Arrival, Registration and Coffee
10.25 Introduction – Dr Keith Jenkins, Chair of Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum
10.30 Living with brain Injury and the DWP – Tim & Michelle Samples
11.00 Working (with) the benefits system – Sarah Hayle, Community Law Service (Northampton & County)
11.30 How to seek assistance when fighting for funding and educational assistance for children with special educational needs and disabilities; and seeking NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding – The Lawyer and the Nurse
12.00 Coffee/Tea and networking
12.30 Assessment of mental capacity after acquired brain injury- Dr Neil Brooks, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Rehab Without Walls
1.15 LUNCH and networking
2.00 Dealing with lack of capacity using Lasting Power of Attorney, Deputyship and the Court of Protection – Sue Bowler, Partner Shoosmiths
2.50 Closing Remarks and Questions
The day is free to attend but registration in advance is required.