A legal overview of the stresses and pressures on social care (and aspects of healthcare) during the current public health crisis – in the context of the work of occupational therapists. This webinar aims to assist and inform primarily occupational therapists and other interested health and social care staff.

Learning outcomes:

1. Receive an overview of how the Coronavirus Act 2020 has affected the Care Act, NHS continuing healthcare, hospital discharge.
2. Outline of proportionality of assessment, prioritisation, cost-effective meeting of need under existing Care Act rules.
3. Summary of changes to Care Act, if a local authority adopts the Coronavirus Act “easements” (relaxation of duties) – and human rights implications.
4. Illustration above by looking at practical consequences for occupational therapists

Occupational Therapist/Director of The OT Service
Occupational Therapist and Director of The OT Service.
Independent trainer, author
Michael Mandelstam delivers independent legal training on health and social care. He has written many legal books, most recently on NHS Continuing Healthcare (2020), Safeguarding Adults and the law (2019) and the Care Act 2014 (2018), all published by JKP. He writes the legal chapter in the Guide to the Handling of People (BackCare)
Occupational Therapist & Director of Inclusion.Me
Matthew Box, is the managing director of Inclusion.Me (www.inclusion.me.uk) and a practicing Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience as a qualified Occupational Therapist within social care settings, working extensively within the fields of adult & children. He is a member of the Royal College Of Occupational Therapists Specialist Housing & Independent Practice sections, recently joining the RCOTSSIP NEC committee, whilst also contributing to the re-write of the MDUK adaptations manual.