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The Care Crisis

21 September 2023 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Slater and Gordon are hosting a panel discussion with leading experts and practitioners in the care sector to look at the challenges faced by some of the most vulnerable in society. 

The event will include an interactive Q&A about the future of the care sector.

The panel will comprise:

Andrew Axon

Andrew is a prominent barrister in catastrophic injury and clinical negligence, currently at Parklane Plowden. With unrivalled expertise, Andrew represents clients with catastrophic brain injuries, paralysis, undiagnosed genetic disorders, locked in syndrome and cerebral palsy.

Chairing the event, Andrew is among the few barristers to be rated as a “Star Individual” for Clinical Negligence in the UK and is highly accredited in the independent legal guide, Chambers and Partners, ranking at the highest level for his work in personal injury.

Professor Martin Green

Martin has had an extensive career in NGO development and is the Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK. A Trustee of the National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH), Vice President of The Care Workers Charity, Champion of The National Aids Trust and Commissioner of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

In 2008 he was named care personality of the year and was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Care in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Louise Chance

Louise has over 35 years of experience working as an occupational therapist specialising in acquired brain injury at hospitals and rehabilitation centres. Louise has been a case manager since 2000, and in 2002 she founded A Chance for Life Ltd to provide rehabilitation and the provision of specialist support services for children and adults in their own homes. In 2021, A Chance for Life Ltd acquired Neurocare Physiotherapy to expand the range of services offered.

A Chance for Life supports adults and children whose lives have been changed by injury to help them recover lost skills so they can enjoy meaningful, rewarding lives.

Maggie Sargent

As a Registered General Nurse, Maggie has over 30 years’ experience of caring for patients both in hospitals and within the community.

During her career, Maggie has attained a wealth of esteemed positions and accolades including consulting with the Department of Health on issues concerning catastrophic injuries. She is currently a director at Community Case Management Services Ltd (CCMS), a national care consultancy and case management company.

Her encompassed experience and notable charity work evidences a dedication to supporting those seriously injured to help live their lives to their full potential.

Event timings are:

17.30 – 18.00 Arrival, registration and refreshments

18.00 – 19.30 Roundtable discussion

19.30 – 20.30 Post-event discussion, drinks and nibbles

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21 September 2023
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


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