Knowing your Rights event

17th September 2013

  • On 13 June 2013, over 120 parents of disabled children and adults attended a conference at St Mary’s to learn about their rights as family carers.

    The event, which had been organised by the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum, Mencap, Sharing Caring Project and Carers in Sheffield with generous funding and support from Irwin Mitchell, was a great example of successful partnership working.

    Delegates attended presentations on benefits changes and how to challenge decisions, then split up into three workshops which focused on the transition from DLA to PIP, the adult social care assessment process, and educational provision for children with special needs.

    Missed the event? You can download all the presentations and handouts from Or have a look at our “Quick Guide to PIP”, which includes most of the tips from the workshop. You’ll also have another chance to attend the Mencap workshop “Top tips for the adult social care assessment process” on the 26th of September 2013 – please have a look at our Events listing.