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Michael Mandelstam Care Act OT Training

March 31st, 2015

Michael Mandelstam: Care Act 2014/2015

With the arrival of the Care Act, Inclusion.Me are very please to announce that this October we will be running a training session around this essential new piece of legislation; run by Michael Mandelstam and aimed at benefiting both Local Authority & Independent OTs.

  • Cost: Free (Please note that there are 70 subsidised places available for this day - due to likely over subscription, priority will be given to Inclusion.Me associates & OTs attending on behalf of Local Authorities). Lunch included.
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells (Inclusion.Me offices - Calverley House, TN1 2TU)
  • Date: 22nd October 2015
  • Travel & Accomodation Details: Available upon request
  • Please advise our team if you have and specific diet or access requirements at the time of booking.

This course will provide an outline of the Care Act 2014, which replaces all previous adult social care legislation. Including the new well-being duty, emphasis on prevention and informal carers, new rules about eligibility (outcomes and well-being), independent advocacy, new duties relating to prisons.

More particularly, for Occupational Therapists, it considers the place of reablement, equipment and minor adaptations.
As well as integration between social services and the NHS. Also the interface with other legislation, including DFG legislation, the NHS Act 2006, Mental Capacity Act 2005 etc.

All this will inform independent OTs of the basis of work commissioned by local authorities. In addition, the Care Act gives social services greater powers to delegate its own decision-making functions to independent organisations. Representing new business opportunities for the independent sector.
Michael Mandelstam worked in the 1980s at the Disabled Living Foundation. In the 1990s at the Department of Health.
He has since worked independently. Providing legal training to a wide range of social and health care organisations.
He has written a number of widely used legal books. Including Community Care Practice and the Law (4 editions).
And Occupational Therapy Good Practice and the Law (for COT, 2005).

Due to likely over subscription, priority will be given to Inclusion.Me associates & OTs attending on behalf of Local Authorities - further training days on the Care Act are likely to be run in the new year & we will inform unsuccessful applicants of further course details as soon as these are known. 

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