Leaders talk: Local councils and hidden disabilities
30 October 2020 — 11:30 – 12:30
NALC member: £30 — Non-member: £40
Sponsors: BHIB Councils Insurance, Blachere Illumination, CCLA, Came & Company Local Council Insurance, the Centre for Ageing Better, the Epilepsy Society, HAGS and Parish Online

Local councils are best placed to understand the hidden disabilities in their communities. Hear from sector specialists on how to recognise residents with dementia and epilepsy and how your local council can ensure their wellbeing and safety. You will also hear from two councillors who have installed projects in their area to support residents with hidden disabilities. You will come away with a unique understanding of what hidden disabilities look like, how your council can safeguard residents in local groups and the future of safeguarding post-COVID-19.

Speakers: Cllr Liz Hitchins, chair of Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm, Clare Pelham, chief executive of the Epilepsy Society and Ian Sheriff, academic partnership lead for dementia at the University of Plymouth