Course deals with home adaptations

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Stannah Stairlifts has linked up with Disability North and legal expert Michael Mandlestam to host three one-day courses with the aim of helping occupational therapists make sense of the legislative minefield affecting the installation of adaptations in the home. The course, Home Adaptations: law and practice deals with legislation which imposes strong duties on both housing and social services authorities to arrange adaptations. Stannah says the course will systematically deal with issues such as screening of clients, assessment of need, rationing, decisions about need, eligibility criteria, resources and waiting times and the relevant legislation. Courses will be taking place in Sheffield on July 11, Brighton on November 14 and Liverpool on December 4. To attend the course costs £65 per person. For further information contact Ruth Woodfine at Disability North, Tel: 0191 284 0480 or visit

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