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Learning to Care: Planning Ahead

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Our fourth Learning to Care event will be focused on 'planning ahead'. We will look at preparing for the next stages of caring such as setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney or Advance Decisions, applying for benefits such as Attendance Allowance and Carer's Allowance and, finally, encouraging people to talk about their wishes towards the end of their lives, including where they want to die and their funeral plans. We will also be presenting our new film 'Lasting Powers of Attorney: A how to guide'


Gete Otite from Citizens Advice on managing someone’s affairs and information on care assessments and benefits

Nathan Cherokof from The Good Care Group on choosing between live-in-care and care homes and her personal experience

Daisy Langridge from St Christopher’s Hospice on ‘Coordinate my care’ and Advance care planning

Trevor Moore from Death Café on talking about end of life wishes and funeral plans

Is this event for me?

Are you: 

  • Involved in caring for an elderly family member?

  • Wanting to know more about how to support an elderly person in your life to stay in their own home and maintain their independence for as long as possible? 

  • An older member of the community wanting advice on how to continue to live independently in a safe manner?

If this is the case for you, then this will be a useful event for you.

What is the Learning to Care project?

The Learning to Care project at Bell House has been set up to help educate people on how to care for and support their elderly family, friends and neighbours through a series of talks and short films. With an ageing population, it is vital that we educate ourselves now on the best ways to offer support to the elderly people in our lives. 

This event is free to attend. Please register attendance.

Earlier Event: September 19
How to Support a Child with Dyscalculia
Later Event: September 22
How to Meal Prep for the Week