Law And Practice Workshop For Private OTs Michael Mandelstam July 2017

June 17th, 2017

Law and practice for independent Occupational Therapists: a workshop

Michael Mandelstam 2017


Inclusion.Me, in partnership with the Royal College Of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Independent Practice, are pleased to announce that this July we will be running a training day around the Care Act & other essential pieces of legislation; run by Michael Mandelstam and aimed at benefiting Independent OTs.

  • Cost: Free (Please note that there are approximately 40 subsidised places available for this day - due to likely over subscription, priority will be given to Inclusion.Me associates & members of the Royal College Of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Independent Practice). Lunch included.
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells (Inclusion.Me offices - Calverley House, TN1 2TU)
  • Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017
  • Travel & Accomodation Details: Available upon request
  • Please advise our team if you have and specific diet or access requirements at the time of booking.

Background. This course aims to highlight topical and important legal issues as they affect the work of Occupational Therapists. The course is fully participative and inter-active throughout. Law is illustrated in a practical, down-to-earth manner. The approach of the course is a series of sessions involving discussion, questions and answers - and a series of case studies highlighting different points of law.

Overarching aims and objectives. Practical application of law to everyday occupational therapy decisions. The course highlights in particular: a) lawful decision making recognising rights and obligations, b) properly recorded, c) well-being of service users, d) successful integration and joint working, d) cost-effective use of resources, e) adherence to professional standards.

Issues covered. These include equipment, home adaptations, manual handling, risk assessment, mental capacity, assessment/eligibility, rehabilitation/reablement/intermediate care, professional standards and integrity. Within the following framework:

  • Care Act 2014: adult social care
  • Children Act 1989, Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • National Health Service Act 2006
  • Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
  • Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1998, Equality Act 2010
  • Health and Safety at Work Act, Manual Handling Regulations etc.
  • Common law of negligence
  • Health and Care Professions Council code of practice
  • Up-to-date legal case law and investigations by the local government ombudsman.

Michael Mandelstam provides independent legal training on health and social care matters. He worked previously at the Department of Health and before that at the Disabled Living Foundation. He has written many widely used legal books over a period of nearly 30 years including, most recently: Home Adaptations: the Care Act 2014 and related provision across the United Kingdom (for the College of Occupational Therapists, 2016), and the Care Act 2014: an A-Z of law and practice (May 2017).

For more information on this event and to register your interest in attending the day please email