Seminars

DNEX boasts an interesting and diverse variety of free seminars presented by an excellent series of speakers. They provide an opportunity to gather information on best practice, and obtain first-class advice.

There are Seminar titles to interest all, from disabled people, carers and health and social care professionals – please check out the timetable below.

Where appropriate, certificates of attendance will be awarded to healthcare professionals for their CPD portfolio.

If you wish to guarantee your place at any of the below seminars you can book in advance by clicking on the link below: DNEX Seminars Online Bookings or by contacting us here: events@disabilitynorth.org.uk / 0191 284 0480.

The programme of Seminars at DNEX 2017 is kindly sponsored by Sintons Law.

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SEMINARS TIMETABLE

Please note – duration of all seminars is 50 minutes.

 

WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

10:30  “The Anatomy of a Personal Injury Compensation Claim”
Phil Davison, Serious Injury Partner, Sintons

10:45  “Introduction to the Role of Personal Assistant in Social Care”
Gill Edgar, Direct Payments Advisor, Disability North
A session aimed at anyone interested in working in social care, regardless of the sector that they currently work in. It is an introduction to the variety and potential that this type of role can offer someone who wants a job that will make a real difference to the life of another.

11:30  “Getting to Grips with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?”
Glenn Coyne, Data Protection Solicitor, Sintons
Glenn will provide an introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018. The talk will look at the key themes of the GDPR and identify what steps organisations, including charities, should be taking to ensure compliance.

11:45  “Beyond the Barriers to Better Care – a Partnership Approach”
Newcastle Motor Neurone Disease Care Centre, Middlesbrough Motor Neurone Disease Care Centre and The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)
Aimed at Allied health/nursing professionals, this seminar will highlight the role of the care centres in relation to care provision for people with MND and outline the NICE guidelines for MND care. It will also set out the strategic goals of the MND Association (MNDA) in relation to improving quality care for people for MND and promoting resources that can enable AHP/nurses to achieve this. Professionals attending will be signposted to resources and companies that can support healthcare professionals in delivering care in situations when statutory funding might not apply.

12:30  “Breakaway From The Every Day: Getting the Most from a Respite Break”
Jo Yates, Leuchie House
If you live with a long-term condition or care for someone who does, you’ll know how important it is to have regular short respite breaks. Yet how do you find out what your options are? How can you be sure all the care you need will be provided? And where can you get help with funding? In this seminar the team from national respite centre Leuchie House will tell you all you need to know about identifying the respite break that best suits your circumstances to make sure you get the break you need.

12:45  “Deprivation of Liberty – Safeguards for Disabled Persons”
Stephen Cardinal, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
This seminar will give an update on the law in relation to deprivation of liberty, developments following the case of SRK and a consideration of the law commission proposals in respect of changing the law in this area.

13:30  “Managing Your Affairs, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney”
Jessica Morton – Wills, Trusts & Probate Solicitor, Sintons
Jessica Morton gives an overview on the importance of having a will and the use of trusts in a will when making provision for disabled beneficiaries. She also explains what happens if you do not have a will. She gives an overview of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Deputyships and explains the differences between them. Jessica is a specialist Private Client lawyer in the Wills, Probate and Trusts team at Sintons.

13:45  “Information and Advice on Claiming Disability Benefits”
Keith Moore, Service Team Manager
A talk covering the latest changes in the benefits system, including Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Universal Credit. It also includes advice on challenging and appealing benefit decisions.

 

THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

10:30 “Introduction to the Role of Personal Assistant in Social Care”
Gill Edgar, Direct Payments Advisor, Disability North
A session aimed at anyone interested in working in social care, regardless of the sector that they currently work in. It is an introduction to the variety and potential that this type of role can offer someone who wants a job that will make a real difference to the life of another.

10:45  “Breakaway From The Every Day: Getting the Most from a Respite Break”
Jo Yates, Leuchie House
If you live with a long-term condition or care for someone who does, you’ll know how important it is to have regular short respite breaks. Yet how do you find out what your options are? How can you be sure all the care you need will be provided? And where can you get help with funding? In this seminar the team from national respite centre Leuchie House will tell you all you need to know about identifying the respite break that best suits your circumstances to make sure you get the break you need.

11:30  “Making Provision in your Will for Loved Ones with a Disability”
Julie Garbutt, Wills, Trusts & Probate Solicitor, Sintons
Julie Garbutt is presenting on how to provide for your loved with a disability. The session includes the use of trusts in your will to ensure a comfortable future for your loved ones. Julie will also consider the interaction between your will and your beneficiaries on means tested benefits. Julie is a specialist trusts lawyer who regularly presents throughout the North. She has also recently presented for Mencap.

11:45 “Beyond the Barriers to Better Care – a Partnership Approach”
Newcastle Motor Neurone Disease Care Centre, Middlesbrough Motor Neurone Disease Care Centre and The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)
Aimed at Allied health/nursing professionals, this seminar will highlight the role of the care centres in relation to care provision for people with MND and outline the NICE guidelines for MND care. It will also set out the strategic goals of the MND Association (MNDA) in relation to improving quality care for people for MND and promoting resources that can enable AHP/nurses to achieve this  Professionals attending will be signposted to resources and companies that can support healthcare professionals in delivering care in situations when statutory funding might not apply.

12:30 “End of Life Issues & Advance Medical Decision Making”
Barry Speker OBE DL, Medico Legal Consultant & Kathryn Riddell, Medico Legal Partner, Sintons
Making Advance Decisions to refuse medical treatment (Living Wills): who can make them, what they can cover and when and how they take effect.

12:45  “Information and Advice on Claiming Disability Benefits”
Keith Moore, Service Team Manager
A talk covering the latest changes in the benefits system, including Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Universal Credit. It also includes advice on challenging and appealing benefit decisions.

13:30 “Asbestos Related Disease – How Does the Law Affect Me and What Assistance is Available to Me in the North?”
Raelene Lingam, Asbestos Specialist Solicitor, Sintons LLP; Co-presenting with Leah Taylor, Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist- North East, Based at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Chris Knighton MBE, Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund, British Lung Foundation and Dianne Jackson, Macmillan Welfare Rights Officer, Newcastle City Council
Leah, Chris, Raelene and Dianne aim to provide a comprehensive overview of living with an asbestos related condition. The seminar will focus on symptom management, support available in the North East, legal and benefits advice.

13:45 “Legal Rights During Transition to Adulthood”
Rachael Smurthwaite, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
This seminar will include issues surrounding independent living, supported living and accommodation, personal budgets and leaving school.

14:30 “Tourism is for Everybody: Hints and Tips to Make Your Accessible Holiday Better”
Carrie-Ann Lightley & Ray Veal, Tourism for All
This Seminar will discuss practical hints and tips which have been put together by individuals who have experience of travelling, either as a disabled person or in the company of a disabled person. Using them will help you to make sure that you receive the standards of welcome and service that you should expect from all the travel and tourism businesses you meet.

 

WORKSHOPS

At DNEX you will be able to attend some practical and interactive workshops. To book please follow this link

Wednesday 27 September

14:00 “Makaton Taster Session” – Demonstration Zone
Shona Chambers, Contact

18:45 “Moving & Handling Training and Instruction – Getting it Right” – Demonstration Zone
Sue Hain, Lead Moving & Handling Advisor for Fife Council & Aimee Gilhooley, Moving & Handling Lead from Capability Scotland

19:15 “Mindfulness Taster Session” – Seminar Room 2
Louisa Taylor, Contact

Thursday 28 September

11:00 “The Management of the Plus Size (Bariatric) Patient” – Demonstration Zone
Benmor Medical

12: 00 “Dementia and Handling (Moving, Transferring and Lifting A Person with Dementia)” – Demonstration Zone
Iain Bolton, Well Handled Ltd