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Advanced Decision Making

What every family carer should know about planning ahead

Monday 9 March – Friends House (nearest tube Euston)

Monday 23 March – NCVO building (nearest tube Kings Cross).

  • Do you worry about what will happen to the person you care for when you are no longer around?
  • Has a member of your family received a diagnosis which may result in them losing their ability to make their own decisions in the future?
  • Find out how to plan ahead before it’s too late.

FREE event for ALL Family Carers, with lunch and public transport expenses reimbursed

Programme includes:

  • When should people start planning? Receiving a diagnosis, when families start thinking about the future (Oi Mei – NFCN)
  • The Mental Capacity Act – The 5 principles.  What is mental capacity? Why is it important? Scenarios from real situations. Making Decisions  (Dr Paul Swift – NFCN Associate)
  • Legal structures (Alex Rook – Irwin Mitchell Solicitors)
    • Wills and trusts
    • Lasting power of attorney – finances, welfare
    • Advanced directives/living wills – What the MCA says about rules that you must follow when making an advance decision for it to be valid and applicable.
  • Circles of Support – How we can ensure that person-centred-planning continues (Peter Crane, Family Carer)
  • Practical exercises including developing your own individual action plan and feedback to NHS England about your information needs.

The event runs 10am – 3pm.    Spaces are limited, so please book asap.

Complete the following booking form and return to us by email: info@familycarers.org.uk,
or by post: NFCN, Gaddum House, 6 Great Jackson Street, Manchester, M15 4AX
t:07718 134877, www.familycarers.org.uk

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