We had Transport For London talking about the services they offer for people with disabilities.
Candy Holder, Head of Pupil Services (Islington Council) presenting on the Implementation plan.
Lisa D’Costa, Transition Development Officer and ASSIST Consultant at the National Autistic Society presenting on Transition to Adulthood.
We have put together a guide of benefits in the UK including: Carers Allowance, ESA, DLA, PIP, National Insurance Credits, JSA, Working Tax Credits, Support For Mortgage Interest, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Benefit Cap.
An Smith, DWP National Partnership Team, Candy Holder, Head of Pupil Services, Islington Council, and Richard Wells, Short Breaks Manager, Islington Council.
Eileen Broderick, Islington Income Maximisation (IMAX) and Ian Smith (DWP), presenting on Welfare Benefits (DLA, PIP and Universal Credit) under a local and national perspective.
Damien Jones from Wellers Law Group presenting on wills and trusts. Why you need to make a Will, things to consider when planning for the future of the person you care for with a learning disability, and what Trusts are and how they work.
The Mental Capacity Act protects and empowers individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It is a law that applies to individuals aged 16 and over.
Clare Ward from The Bridge Outreach service. Social Stories give a person information about situations they find difficult or confusing.
Looking at a wide variety of sample Social Stories, work shopping stories that parents have already begun working on and creating new social stories using the simple framework.