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The Care Act – a revolution or a blip?
The Care Act is a huge piece of legislation which comes into effect in April this year, and will affect an increasing number of individuals. It repeals six existing Acts of Parliament and will not only affect carers but individuals being cared for.
During the current times of austerity carers have been taking the strain of the cutbacks, as life expectancies improve and ⅓ of community support has gone because the state no longer support it, this dependency on carers will continue to increase. The Government state this Act will give the additional support needed by carers and the individuals being cared for.
This conference aims to explore some of the key changes this legislation will introduce, which includes Safeguarding, Information, Advice & Advocacy and Carers and how it will impact on you and the services your local authority will provide whilst also exploring the links with and the Autism Act.
We have four key speakers:
* Julia Bracknall, Redcar Carers Together
* David Flowers, Aspire
* Iain MacKenzie, Middlesbrough Borough Council
* Nigel Parry, Sanctuary Supported Living
We are hoping to have additional advice providers available and have access to Middlesbrough Council’s website “Middlesbrough Matters”.
For further details contact MAIN_events@iammain.org.uk or telephone 01642 608012.
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At MAIN we support people, not ‘cases’ or ‘numbers’.
We exist to offer advice and services tailored to each individual and family living with Autism to raise their aspirations, empower themselves, and have the confidence to be proud to ‘wear their t-shirt with a smile’.
Our ambition is to change society’s perceptions of Autism, and increase understanding of the challenges and opportunities living with Autism brings.
As a group of dedicated parents, who have each individually adapted to living with Autism in it’s various forms, the MAIN Project team ultimately offer first hand support and advice to people of all ages living with Autism.