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Knowing Your Rights

Thank you for attending the recent “Knowing Your Rights” conference.  This page has been set up to provide you with useful information from the day including:

• Contact details for the partner organisations involved in setting up the day

• Presentation slides

• Factsheets and handouts.

Thank you also for your valuable feedback, which was very positive overall.  We will take on board the constructive comments to improve future events.  You can view the summary of comments here. We would like to take this opportunity to confirm that any leftover food was provided to The Cathedral Archer Project by St Mary’s Conference Centre and following such great comments we will be arranging the next "Knowing Your Rights" event during April 2014.  More details to follow soon!

Contact Details:

If you have any queries following the conference, please feel free to use the below contact details to send enquiries. The contacts provided will do their best to answer any questions you may have, or forward them to the best person who can help.

Mencap: Click here to email Ruth Wittenburg

Irwin Mitchell: Click here to email Daniel Wand

Sheffield Mencap & Gateway: Click here to email Sheffield Mencap & Gateway

Sheffield Parent Carer Forum: Click here to email Sheffield Parent Carer Forum

Presentation Slides:

Benefits Changes: Dan Scorer 
An overview and an update on benefit changes presented by Dan Scorer, Senior Campaign & Policy Manager, Mencap.

Challenging Decisions: Yogi AminAdvice on challenging decision and/or cuts to adult and children’s care packages at an individual level and at a policy level presented by Yogi Amin, National Head of Public Law, Irwin Mitchell LLP.

Top Tips for PIP (Personal Independence Payment): Rhianon Gale
How DLA is being replaced by PIP and how to make sure the person you care for does not lose out presented by Rhianon Gale, Family Carer Support Service at Hft.

Adult Social Care Assessment Process: Dalia Magrill & Kirsty Worstenholm
Outlines the adult social care assessment process for anyone over 18 presented by Dalia Magrill & Kirsty Worstenholm, Sharing Caring Project.

Factsheets & Handouts:

Changes To Welfare Benefits: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) 
A fact sheet overview of the changes and how they affect different people. 

PIP Criteria
A fact sheet explaining PIP criteria points system.

Event Programme