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Good Afternoon

I’m writing to let you know about the forthcoming Applying the Care Act – making legally literate decisions about personal budgets masterclass which I will be facilitating on Friday 9th March 2018 in London. The aim of this one day masterclass is for participants to improve their ability to make decisions about what is a sufficient budget to meet needs – that represents good outcomes for the individual and value for money, by understanding how local authorities are sometimes applying the Care Act 2014 in ways that can be considered as unsatisfactory, and may be unlawful.

With councils under pressure to drive down the cost of care packages, social workers can be placed in circumstances where application of the legal rules and professional judgement is compromised – as evidenced in recent High Court and Court of Appeal decisions and findings of maladministration by the Ombudsman. This masterclass will enable participants to consider what can be learned from these cases, including both successful and unsuccessful challenges to reductions to an individual’s care package, and to improve their ability to apply the Care Act and the statutory guidance in a legally literate way – by utilising the approach set out in The Social Worker’s Guide to the Care Act 2014.

Delegates will receive a copy of my book The Social Worker’s Guide to the Care Act 2014

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the significance of decisions made in Davey v Oxfordshire and JF v Merton, in relation to reducing the cost of care packages
  • Consider recent Ombudsman findings on disputes about the amount of the personal budget (including those where the complaint was not upheld).
  • Explore the implications of the above for how social workers apply the Care Act to assessment, eligibility, care and support planning and reviews.
  • Review the mandate provided for professional judgement within the Care Act, the Regulations and the Care and Support Statutory Guidance.
  • Better understand the circumstances where a local authority can reduce/increase the cost of an individual’s care package and the how this can be achieved. Evaluate the extent to which local ‘funding panels’ apply the statutory guidance.
  • Reflect on what needs to be done to prevent disputes developing into complaints to the Ombudsman or judicial reviews
  • Reflect on complex and challenging cases in a multiagency forum

How to register:

To secure your place, please register using one of the following options:

1. Book your place online 
2. Download the conference brochure and booking form

I hope to see you there.

Regards

Peter Feldon

 

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Our experienced team allows loved ones to maintain their independence in their own home and busy parents to know  that their childcare arrangements are in safe hands.

Our services include personal care and supporthome services, childcare including babysittingcrèche facilities and our own nanny agency, and respite and holiday care.

At SureCare we are flexible enough to consider any care related requirement you may have and which we haven’t already thought about ourselves!

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Elan & Co

Fabulous and very well located modern basement office space available for letting in London Bridge SE1. The office benefits from being situated in a Prime Southbank spot, in a mews just off the very trendy Bermondsey Street located right next door to the new White Cube Gallery.

Click Here to view information

Sure Care Rugby & North Warwickshire

F: 01788 297647

www.surecare.co.uk

Our experienced team allows loved ones to maintain their independence in their own home and busy parents to know  that their childcare arrangements are in safe hands.

Our services include personal care and supporthome services, childcare including babysittingcrèche facilities and our own nanny agency, and respite and holiday care.

At SureCare we are flexible enough to consider any care related requirement you may have and which we haven’t already thought about ourselves!

Not sure if we can help? Call us!

Conferences

Don’t miss this important opportunity to join in the discussion and personal development around promoting the needs of Children and Young People in Care.

Healthcare Conferences UK
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‘The Use of Restrictive Interventions: The legal framework’ taking place on 17th July 2018 at the De Vere West One Conference Centre in London.

Healthcare professionals may not think that they use restrictive interventions but enhanced observations, physical restraint, mechanical restraint, manual restraint, rapid tranquilisation, searches, seclusion and long-term segregation are all considered to be restrictive interventions and should be used with appropriate policies and procedures in place. It is important that restrictive interventions are used appropriately, legally and ethically and also form part of a care programme aimed at reducing the interventions.

This practical masterclass is facilitated by Kate Hill, Solicitor, In practice and practicing Mental Healthcare Lawyer. It will offer guidance on the use of restrictive interventions and the legal framework. By attending you will have the opportunity to raise issues and concerns specific to your own practice.

How to register:

To secure your place, please register using one of the following options:
1. Book your place online
2. Email judi@hc-uk.org.uk
3. Download the conference brochure and booking form

GROUP DISCOUNTS: A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates. For bookings of 5 + delegates, email judi@hc-uk.org.uk as greater discounts are available

I hope you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you

Regards
Judi

Healthcare Conferences UK
www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk

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MASTERCLASS: Applying the Care Act, Friday 9 March 2018, London
Applying the Care Act
Making legally literate decisions about personal budgets

 

Facilitated by Pete Feldon Independent Social Work Trainer the aim of this one-day masterclass is for participants to improve their ability to make decisions about what is a sufficient budget to meet needs – that represents good outcomes for the individual and value for money, by understanding how local authorities are sometimes applying the Care Act 2014 in ways that can be considered as unsatisfactory, and may be unlawful.
With councils under pressure to drive down the cost of care packages, social workers can be placed in circumstances where application of the legal rules and professional judgement is compromised – as evidenced in recent High Court and Court of Appeal decisions and findings of maladministration by the Ombudsman. This masterclass will enable participants to consider what can be learned from these cases, including both successful and unsuccessful challenges to reductions to an individual’s care package, and to improve their ability to apply the Care Act and the statutory guidance in a legally literate way – by utilising the approach set out in The Social Worker’s Guide to the Care Act 2014.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the significance of decisions made in Davey v Oxfordshire and JF v Merton, in relation to reducing the cost of care packages.
  • Consider recent Ombudsman findings on disputes about the amount of the personal budget (including those where the complaint was not upheld).
  • Explore the implications of the above for how social workers apply the Care Act to assessment, eligibility, care and support planning and reviews.
  • Review the mandate provided for professional judgement within the Care Act, the Regulations and the Care and Support Statutory Guidance.
  • Better understand the circumstances where a local authority can reduce/increase the cost of an individual’s care package and the how this can be achieved. Evaluate the extent to which local ‘funding panels’ apply the statutory guidance.
  • Reflect on what needs to be done to prevent disputes developing into complaints to the Ombudsman or judicial reviews
  • Reflect on complex and challenging cases in a multiagency forum

Delegates will receive a copy of Peter Feldon’s Book The Social Worker’s Guide to the Care Act 2014

 

Personality Disorder Conference:
Advances in management and treatment of Personality Disorder
30th November 2017, Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London
Group discounts available

Conference theme
This conference will help healthcare and other professionals to maximize their treatment impact by learning about the current evidence-based best practices for working with people with personality disorder, supporting continuing professional development and ensuring a service user and family / carer focus.

Personality disorders are one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed of all the DSM-5/ICD 10 mental disorders and treating these complex disorders can be extraordinarily challenging for clinicians. The difficulty with identification and diagnosis often lies in the fact that people with personality disorders often have other, more easily recognisable mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and substance-abuse disorders. While these are being diagnosed, the personality disorder often goes undiagnosed or unaddressed.

Identifying what works in the treatment of PD is a complex question. Many professionals still consider these disorders as untreatable, however, recent evidence suggests otherwise. The advancements and efficacy of treatments will be looked at in detail at this conference.

What to expect from this event
This event comprises sessions and talks given by professionals and experts in the field of Personality Disorder from a broad range of clinical backgrounds and expertise, offering different perspectives into the disorder topic. The format also offers opportunities for delegates to ask questions. Therefore, it is advised to come prepared with some questions in mind to ask.

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The intended outcome of this event is that delegates will be better informed about personality disorder and so will be able to design and deliver interventions that are of maximum benefit for service users.

  • By including the most up-to-date clinical guidelines and multiple well-established intervention strategies, this conference will help healthcare workers and other professionals to maximize their treatment impact by learning about these current evidence-based best practices and how to apply them in their own clinical setting.
    The conference will highlight the following:
  • Epidemiology of Personality Disorder
  • What works with Personality Disorders
  • Making classifications clinically useful
  • Service user led initiatives
  • Therapeutic Communities and related approaches
  • The Offender Personality Disorder Pathway
  • Competencies for working with personality disorder
  • Integrated treatment
    Confirmed Speakers
    • Dr Rex Haigh Chair Consultant Psychiatrist, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    • Dr Mark Freestone Senior Lecturer and Taught Programmes Lead, Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine Queen Mary University of London
    • Dr Kimberley Barlow Consultant Psychiatrist, Hammersmith & Fulham Personality Disorder Service Clinical Lead Cassel Hospital & Personality Disorder Pathway, West London Mental Health Trust
    • STARS (Support, Training and Recovery System) Thames Valley Initiative
    • Dr Peter Cockersell CEO of Community Housing and Therapy
    • Dr Steve Pearce Consultant psychiatrist and medical psychotherapist, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
    • Prof Conor Duggan Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham
    • Dr.Cleo Van Velson Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy, Personality Disorder Medium Secure Unit in East London
    • Tom Mullen Clinical Director, Specialist and Learning Disability Services
    • Dr Nikki Jeffcote Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist, Prisons & Forensic Directorate, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Service Clinical Lead, London Pathways Unit (LPU), HMP Brixton Chair, London Pathways Partnership (LPP)
    • Sarah Skett Registered and Chartered Forensic Psychologist NHS England Joint Lead, Offender Personality Disorder Programme

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