A Chance for Life Conference

8.30am - 5pm
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, Lake District, CA11 8QT
For anyone living with brain injury, money is rarely the answer. What really matters is helping people rebuild lives, retain relationships, maintain self-worth and return to work. On 24/25 June 2015, a Penrith charity dinner and conference will bring the medical and legal professions together to explore new, better ways of doing just that. “There are so many services that need to work together if we are to give someone with brain injury the care they deserve,” says Louise Chance, managing director of A Chance for Life, the brain injury case management and rehabilitation provider. “It’s rare that we have an opportunity to step back, with representatives from across the brain injury professions, and take a fresh look at the way we work,” she explains. “This conference will bring all those elements together in a very different way. We’ll hear from the emergency services, doctors, carers and lawyers. Crucially, we’ll also hear real life stories, discover new techniques and technologies, and explore new ways of working together to improve care and outcomes for those with brain injury.” A new philosophy The keynote speaker will be Gordon Ashton OBE, a retired Court of Protection judge and passionate campaigner. He has personal, family experience of coping with severe learning disabilities. “I believe a different philosophy should influence the legal system more in the future than it has in the past,” he explains. “It is through conferences like this that we move the debate forward, challenge convention and establish new ways for the medical and legal professions to work together for the benefit of people with disabilities. I am delighted and honoured to be a part of it.” Charity dinner On the evening before the conference, a charity dinner will act as curtain-raiser to the event. In addition to a drinks reception, 3-course meal and guest speaker, a charity auction of promises will raise money for Headway, the brain injury association, and BEEP, the Birbeck Emergency Equipment for Patients fund.    Changing lives  “We want this event to make a practical difference to the way we manage brain injury in Cumbria and across the UK,” says Louise Chance. “By selecting a wonderful venue at the heart of the Lake District, I’m hoping the fresh air and inspirational setting leads to fresh thinking and inspirational ideas.” The Improving Life After Brain Injury Charity Dinner and Conference will be held at North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Penrith on 24/25 June 2015.  To find out more, book, exhibit or advertise visit their website here.
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