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A series of legal workshops for carers co-designed by the Support Collective at Project Art Works, Keyte Legal and Advocacy Focus. They aim to support families and carers develop an understanding of their rights and advocate for people with complex needs.  Carers are encouraged to attend all three workshops. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment, email: [email protected]. If you have any particular access requirements and/or caring responsibilities that may impact on your ability to engage with the training please contact Esther. For those who wish to participate in the first workshop virtually, we can arrange a link-up via Zoom.

Tuesday 16th November, 1-2.30pm (in-person)

Session 1: Legal foundations for decision-making with Eloise Keyte, Keyte Legal – This session will cover the pillars of the Mental Capacity Act and explore the difference between Lasting Power of Attorney, Deputyship and Next of Kin within the context of Best Interest decision-making.

Tuesday 23rd November, 1-2.30pm (online)

Session 2: Getting the message across – navigating and negotiating skills for carers with Advocacy Focus – This session will focus on developing an understanding of the key skills needed to be an effective self-advocate. We will discuss Advocacy Focus’ Self-Advocacy Toolkit, and explore how you can encourage self-advocacy within different scenarios such as doctor’s appointments, care assessments, and others.

Tuesday 30th November 1-2.30pm (online)

Session 3: Putting it into practice with Advocacy Focus – Through exploring a series of lived-experience case studies, this session will look at how to use insight from the first two sessions to prepare for meetings, challenge decisions and ensure the person is at the centre of all decision making.

To book your place please email [email protected].

This training is being provided as part of the Support Collective programme and is funded by Skills for Care and Three Guineas Trust.

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