Thompsons Solicitors and The Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability are hosting ‘The New Welfare Reform & Benefits Updates’ seminar
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and Thompsons Solicitors will be hosting a seminar on the Welfare Reform Updates, focusing on how benefits are being affected, how to claim new benefits and the appeals process.
The seminar is aimed at health and safety care professionals, those providing welfare benefits advice and those in the voluntary sector providing services to people with a physical, cognitive or mental health need, including those with a brain injury.
Thompsons will be holding two regional seminars; one at its Newcastle office (Thursday 03 July 2014) and one at its London office (Wednesday 09 July).
The programme for the day is:
|10.00am – 10.15am
||Registration and refreshments|
|10.15am – 10.20am||Welcome and introduction from Patti Simonson – social care advisor and project lead, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
|10.20am – 10.30am||Welcome from Chair, Paul Brown - senior serious injury solicitor, Thompsons Solicitors|
|10.30am – 12.00pm
||DWP Welfare Reform and Benefits Update - Eileen Billett (Newcastle) / Kam Patel (London), partnership support managers, Department for Work and Pensions|
|12.00pm – 1.00pm||Welfare Benefits: how to complete ESA 50 questionnaires and PIP 2 application forms – Anne-Marie Sherwood, benefits and welfare administrator, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability|
|1.00pm – 1.45pm||Lunch|
|1.45pm – 2.30pm||Vocational rehabilitation and work programmes – Alister Berry, consultant neuropsychologist, Momentum North East|
|2.30pm – 3.00pm||Is it really that simple to conduct an appeal? An outline of how the welfare benefits appeal process operates - Paul Sandford, welfare rights trainer|
|3.00pm – 3.30pm||Case study work and group preparation|
|3.30pm – 3.55pm||Report back session and questions|
|3.55pm – 4.00pm||Closing remarks – Patti Simonson, social care advisor and project lead, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability|
The cost of the seminar is £50 with all proceeds going to The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.
Please click here to download a booking form for 'The New Welfare Reform & Benefits Updates' seminar.
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