‘Attendance Allowance: The Case Law’ training in Manchester, Wolverhampton and London

NAWRA is holding a free to NAWRA members, one-day ‘Attendance Allowance: The Case Law’ training course which is designed to examine the case law which has developed surrounding the disability-related qualifying conditions for this benefit.

Dates and locations
The event will be held at the following venues in England in an attempt to give our members the best opportunity of attending.

  • Manchester: Thursday 20th July 2023 at Garden Court North Chambers, 3rd Floor Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester M3 2JA.
  • Wolverhampton: Monday 14th August 2023 at University of Wolverhampton, Millennium City Building, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY.
  • London: Tuesday 22nd August 2023 at The Gallery, The Woolwich Centre, 2nd Floor, 35 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6HQ

Each course will start at 9.30 am and finish at 4.00 pm. There will be 1 hour for lunch and, as you would expect, a mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments break.

About the training course
The course will be delivered by Mark Perlic from the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Welfare Rights Service. Mark has developed the course to increase awareness of Attendance Allowance entitlement as part of a take-up campaign surrounding this benefit and Pension Credit in Wolverhampton. It is Mark’s view that some of the detail of the case law surrounding Attendance Allowance has been lost over time by advisers, decision-makers and tribunals. This is in part due to the introduction of Personal Independence Payment and in consequence the demise in the number of Disability Living Allowance appeals which has aspects of entitlement that mirror those of Attendance Allowance. It is Mark’s belief that the legal principles of many of the key case law decisions surrounding Attendance Allowance have been lost in time or in some situations become misconstrued. It is hoped that this course will help revive the case law emphasis surrounding Attendance Allowance entitlement and thereby re-establish what should be the correct legal approach to claims and entitlements.

Who should attend
All NAWRA members are welcome to attend. The course is suited to both new and seasoned advisers. New advisers will benefit by exploring the case law view on how some of the more ambiguous aspects of the statutory language relating to Attendance Allowance should be interpreted. Seasoned advisers may, at the very least, benefit from reaffirming their understanding of the correct legal line that should be adopted in the assessment of a person’s qualifying care needs.

How to book
If you would like to book a place on one of the courses, then please email wrs@wolverhampton.gov.uk confirming the following:

  • your name
  • the name of the organisation you represent
  • your email address
  • your contact telephone number
  • the date of the event which you would like to attend

In doing so, should you be seeking to book a place for a colleague(s) then can you please supply, in addition to the above information, their name and email address. We ask this so that arrangements can be made to email a copy of the training materials to you / your colleague(s) which will support the event. No hard copies of the materials will be made available.

The training courses are free for NAWRA members to attend. Not a NAWRA member?  Find out more about joining.

Do you have any accessibility needs? If so, please email wrs@wolverhampton.gov.uk so that arrangements can be made at the venue.

Any questions?
If you have any questions about the course please email wrs@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Many thanks to Mark Perlic for writing and teaching the course and offering it to NAWRA members at no charge.