With Law in Mind – Free legal education session

Free legal education session for volunteers and carers At Gaddum House, 6 Great Jackson Street, Manchester, M15 4AX On Thursday 30th March 11am-2pm Lunch is provided

The laws on mental capacity and mental health affect many people and their families at some point in their lives. Did you know?

The law on mental capacity can affect the rights of individuals with a variety of conditions. For example, people who have a learning disability, mental health condition, dementia, head injury or stroke. Someone with a temporary illness or injury affecting their capacity will also be affected by these laws.

Many people with mental health problems will receive treatment without needing to be detained in hospital. However, about a quarter of people who receive hospital treatment will be detained under the Mental Health Act.

The Care Act is new and professionals are still learning how to ensure a person who needs care and their carers get the support they need.

Solicitors who specialize in this area of law find that carers and families don’t always know that they have legal rights.

To book a place contact Anne on 0161 819 2226 or anne@manchestercarersforum.org.uk