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Learning Disability: Backup our rights by knowing the law

The Learning Disability Assembly in association with Kith and Kids and Disability Law invites you to join a 2-hour Zoom conference "Learning Disability: Backup our rights by knowing the law".

Keynote speaker
Luke Clements - Cerebra Professor of Law and Social Justice at the School of Law, Leeds University.
Luke’s academic research and litigation experience is primarily concerned with the rights of people who experience social exclusion, including disabled people and their carers.

Followed by 4 breakaway, 45 minute workshops:

(1) Free Legal Advice
Asma Bennani - Head of Legal Aid and Social Welfare Law, Disability Law Service
Samson Dawodu - Solicitor, Social Welfare Law, Disability Law Service
How families and carers can get free community care legal advice from Disability Law Service, where one off advice is available to all and casework to those eligible for legal aid. The session will provide an overview of the basic areas we cover and eligibility to legal aid as well as information about how you can access our service.

(2) Working with Local Authorities
Paul Johnson - Assistant Strategic Commissioning (Retired)
Ron Brown - Managing Director, HSNCare Ltd
Working together to get the best outcomes with Local Authorities and Professional Staff.

(3) Advocacy Case Studies; Where parents are no longer around
Speakers TBC

(4) Intentional Communities and Supported Urban Living
Speakers TBC

Register here