Care Act appeal over care package cut dismissed
Luke Davey, 41, had appealed Justice Morris’ ruling that there was “no relevant legal error” in Oxfordshire council’s decision to cut his weekly personal budget by 42%, but has lost the appeal.
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Autistic children and young people can experience a high base level of anxiety every day. There are some common themes when talking about the causes of anxiety. However, everyone is different and the best thing is to get to know the child or young person you are working with.
Join us and hear from leading autism education experts to discuss the main causes and how to recognise anxiety in children and how you can help to relieve or prevent anxiety. Benefit from networking with other SEN specialists, while of course enjoying a free breakfast!
MyWorld Teachers Breakfast Networking event – Anxiety and Autism in the classroom
Friday 6th October, 2017 8.15 -10.15am at LIFT, 45 White Lion Street, London N1 9PW
08.15 – 08.40 Breakfast, registration and networking
08.40 – 08.50
08.50 – 09.15 How well does the education system in England work for children on the autism spectrum?
Tim Nicholls, The National Autistic Society
09.15 – 09.20 Break
09.20 – 09.45 Autism and anxiety in the classroom: a case study
Gianna Colizza, Head teacher, Gesher School
09.45 – 10.00
Ask the expert
10.00 – 10.10 Round up
10.10 – 10.15 Feedback
10.15 Close and proceed to the TES SEN* show
*Please note the TES SEN Show is a free ticketed event which is not organised by the National Autistic Society. If you wish to attend this event, you must have a ticket.
Numbers are limited, so register now to book your FREE place.
Tuesday 19 September 2017 – Dr Stuart Todd “And then they were dead! How? The last months of life of people with learning disabilities”
A research based understanding of what it means to have a learning disability is becoming more complete as death and dying have been incorporated into the research agenda. Borrowing on the central notion of ‘transitioning’, this seminar will focus on the fateful transition in the levels of people with learning disabilities. It will offer a historical context based on a study of death and dying in a Victorian asylum through which to appreciate the challenges of death and dying for modern learning disability service providers. Data will then be presented from two recent UK based studies that focused on looking at the ways specialist and generic care services have responded to people with LD in the last months of their lives. Key issues here are the distinct mortality profiles of people with LD and Downs Syndrome; low levels of expected deaths within this population; the end of life care outcomes for people with LD; the fragility of community based dying and the nature of later life care transitions. the seminar will also briefly sketch out themes for future collaborative research.
Dr Stuart Todd is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing at the University of South Wales. His research interests have focused on three key themes: the self-identities of people with learning disabilities, the lives and experiences of parents of people with learning disabilities over the life course; and the social and historical relationship between disability and death.
Please contact Jo Ruffels to confirm a FREE place
e: J.Ruffels@kent.ac.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 1227 827955 |