Drop in anytime between 1pm - 4pm for legal advice.
Four specific talks will take place during the event, on:
Diagnosing well - 1.30pm
Supporting well - 2pm
Living well - 2.30pm
Dying well - 3pm
There's no need to stay for the full three hours.
Caring for a person living with dementia can be stressful and physically and emotionally demanding at the best of times. But, during a global pandemic this situation can be exacerbated with many carers of partners living with dementia having found themselves isolated in their own home and many local authorities having changed practices completely, such as moving from all ‘in person’ needs assessments and respite to all online or telephone provision. Whilst many local authorities are trying to return to pre-Covid-19 practices, our research findings suggest that carers continue to feel disempowered in understanding and dealing with their legal rights.
Having identified these difficulties, and in collaboration with the University of Manchester’s Justice Hub, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), and GM Law Centre (GMLC), this event will seek to provide positive legal help and guidance to carers, as well as provide a social opportunity for carers of people living with dementia to meet and share their experiences.
The event will be situated in the heart of Manchester’s local community at GMLC’s premises in Levenshulme.
Dr Phil Drake, University of Manchester
Neil Allen, University of Manchester
Professor Debora Price, University of Manchester
Dr Jayne Astbury, University of Manchester
Fintan Walker, University of Manchester
Emma Goodwin, Manchester Metropolitan University
Jason Tetley, Greater Manchester Law Centre
The event is aimed at carers of a person living with dementia but is open to anyone interested in the area of dementia law. We anticipate charities centred around supporting families with dementia may be also interested in the event.
Turn up on the day - no need to book
The event is deliberately timetabled for the afternoon as our research has identified that many carers find attending morning sessions difficult.