Care Act legal expert offers free webinar for care home professionals

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Belinda Schwehr, a solicitor specialising in legal matters for the care industry, is hosting a free webinar on March 2 to answer questions about Care Act Reviews and Advocacy Rights.

Ms Schwehr will be looking at how providers can use the legal framework to make sure everyone in their care gets a proper Care Act review that meets current guidelines, and why that ought to produce a more generous care package if everyone knows what to say.

There will also be a discussion section on the legal right to funded, independent advocacy for assessment and care planning, and revisions to plans, as well – so as to raise awareness that one need not struggle in the dark, if a person has substantial cognitive difficulties in engaging with the Care Act process.

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“I will be explaining why even if there’s no money, in the council’s coffers, this duty has to be delivered, for the care plan to even be lawful,” says Ms Schwehr.

The free webinar is an introduction to a forthcoming series of Wednesday Webinars that aim to arm care operators with knowledge to ensure councils are forced to comply with the Care Act.

The series of 12 Wednesday Webinars  begins on April 6, and will cost £10 each.

Care home professionals can register for free for the first webinar by clicking here.

 

 

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