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The impact of coronavirus on young carers – could it extend beyond lockdown?

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Contributing authors: Laura Christodoulou

For Young Carers Action Day our team takes a look at the potential long-term impacts of coronavirus, even beyond lockdown.

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#FreeBritney: only in America? – How deputyships work in England & Wales

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Laura Christodoulou explains how the deputyship system in England and Wales works, and how it protects individuals that lack capacity, contrasting it to Britney’s conservatorship in the US.

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The mental health guidance available for support workers working in brain injury

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We spoke with expert neuropsychologist Dr Audrey Daisley about support workers’ understanding of mental health issues in the brain injured, and what she and others are doing to help.

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For injured people, it’s vital to find time to talk about mental health

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Contributing authors: Tracy Norris-Evans and Louise Hart

When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?

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What you need to know about carer’s rights this Carers Rights Day

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Today is Carers Rights Day 2020, a day intended to promote the cause of unpaid carers, raise awareness of their rights, and let them know where they can obtain essential help and support. So in this blog, we aim to provide you with the information you need.

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The Disability Discrimination Act 25 years on – has it achieved its aims?

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Eirian Hitchmough, a solicitor in our Compensation Protection Unit, recognises last week’s anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act and explains how things have changed in the last 25 years – as well as what still needs to happen…

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Received significant injury compensation? Here’s one way you can protect it

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After receiving compensation for an injury, one of the biggest decisions individuals have to make is what to do with the money they have received when their claim has settled.

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Can everyone dial in? – The challenges and benefits of video conferencing for those living with a brain injury

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Contributing authors: Tracy Norris-Evans

During lockdown, video calls have become the ‘norm’. What used to be a system to enable meetings across long distances has now become an essential piece of technology to stay social in these strange times.

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Caring for children with cerebral palsy in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown

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Kerstin Scheel, partner in our Compensation Protection team, explains how the current lockdown is impacting upon those who need help to care for family members with cerebral palsy.

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