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Free information sessions


Free Information Sessions

From September 2016, Norwood is providing a range of free information sessions for families of children and adults with learning disabilities.

 

The following sessions must be booked in advance.

For further information, please call 020 8809 8809 or email info@norwood.org.uk

Benefits session

Who’s it for?

Parents and carers of young people with learning disabilities aged 16+.

Find out about:

  • what benefits are available and how to access them
  • going through the process of application and what you can do to help move the process along
  • the new benefits coming in and what they will be replacing as well as the timeline that this will follow

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

Nov

8

Tuesday 8 Nov 2016
1–3pm
Redbridge
Dec

1

Thursday 1 Dec 2016
11am–1pm
Stanmore
 

Form filling – Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Who’s it for?

Parents and carers of young people with learning disabilities aged 16+.

Find out about:

  • how to complete the PIP form, looking at the terminology and deciphering any jargon
  • what information is needed to ensure the correct outcome for your son/daughter

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

May

18

Thursday 18 May 2017
11am–1pm
Stanmore
Jun

6

Tuesday 6 June 2017
1–3pm
Redbridge
 

Planning your child’s financial security

Who’s it for?

Family and friends of children and adults with learning disabilities.

Find out about:

    >planning for your relative’s financial future when you are no longer around, including making a Trust, Wills, and looking at Inheritance Tax.hat information is needed to ensure the correct outcome for your son/daughter

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

Mar

21

Tuesday 21 Mar 2017
10am–12pm
Stanmore
 

Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship

Who’s it for?

Family and friends of adults with a learning disability.

Find out about:

  • what a lasting power of attorney and a deputy are
  • the difference between deputyship for health and welfare, and finance and property
  • how to apply for deputyship and the ongoing responsibilities of a deputy
  • what happens when someone does not have a deputy

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

Nov

16

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016
1–3pm
Redbridge
Feb

27

Monday 27 Feb 2017
11am–1pm
Stanmore
 

Decision-making and mental capacity session

Who’s it for?

Parents and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities.

Find out about:

  • the legal changes that occur when your child turns 16
  • what you can do to help prepare your child for greater decision-making responsibilities
  • when you can make decisions on your child’s behalf
  • what to expect when your child is faced with big and small decisions in adulthood

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

Nov

1

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016
12–2pm
Redbridge
Feb

9

Thursday 9 Feb 2017
11am–1pm
Stanmore
 

Education, health and care plans (EHCP) sessions

Who’s it for?

Parents and carers of young people, aged 14–25, with a statement of educational needs.

Find out about:

  • what happens during an EHCP assessment, which will replace all statements by 2018
  • how to ensure that the EHCP adequately reflects your child’s needs and your expectations as a parent

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

Mar

8

Wednesday 8 Mar 2017
11am–1pm
Hendon
 

In transition: Developing outcomes in EHCPs

Who’s it for?

Parents and carers of young people, aged 14–25, with a statement of educational needs.

Find out about:

  • what EHCPs mean in terms of meeting young people’s aspirations, needs and outcomes with a focus on sections B, F and I of the plan
  • B: The child or young person’s special educational needs
  • F: The special educational provision required by the child or young person
  • I: The name and type of the school or post-16 institution

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

May

10

Wednesday 10 May 2017
11am–1pm
Hendon
 

The Care Act 2014 and rights to social care support

Who’s it for?

Parents and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities.

Find out about:

  • the law concerning how disabled adults (18+) are cared for, and the rights of carers, including; what this means for a young person planning for adult life, or older people already receiving support, and for you as their carer
  • how you ensure your voice and the voices of individuals with learning disabilities are heard and evidenced in the assessment process
  • what a good care plan should look like
  • how the care plan links with transition plans, EHCPs and other assessments or plans written at school
  • how you ensure your needs as carers are not neglected

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

Dec

12

Monday 12 Dec 2016
10am–1pm
Stanmore

Speaker
Belinda Blank,
Independent Advocate,
The Advocacy and Support Partnership

 

Moving out of the family home

Who’s it for?

Parents and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities.

Find out about:

  • what Norwood’s residential homes, supported living and outreach support can offer when planning your child’s future
  • how Norwood provides person-centred support with independent living

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

Sept

27

Tuesday 27 Sept 2016
11am–1pm
Hendon
Jan

16

Monday 16 Jan 2017
10am–12pm
Stanmore
Apr

25

Tuesday 25 April 2017
1–3pm
Redbridge
July

10

Monday 10 July 2017
1–3pm
JCoSS School
 

Assistive technology

Who’s it for?

Parents and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities.

Find out about:

  • the range of assistive technology solutions available in Norwood’s services
  • how assistive technology solutions are supported in Norwood’s services to ensure they are used effectively. All sessions take place at JCoSS school

There’ll also be a chance to ask questions.

Date/s

Sept

29

Thursday 29 Sept 2016
2–4pm
JCoSS School
Jan

12

Thursday 12 Jan 2017
2–4pm
JCoSS School
Apr

20

Thursday 20 April 2017
2–4pm
JCoSS School
July

13

Thursday 13 July 2017
2–4pm
JCoSS School
 

For further information, please call 020 8809 8809 or email info@norwood.org.uk