A message from John Coleman and the FFG Steering Group:
Just imagine the situation where you get home and unexpectedly discover that your wife has suffered a massive debilitating stroke or your brother has had a major car accident – which are typical of the circumstances where you may need to arrange suitable “care”, without the luxury of time to plan things properly. Where do you start?
Will it be “In-Home Care” or “Residential Care”, what are the pros/cons and costs of each option, where do you start looking and what Government or Voluntary support is available?
These are the sort of issues that will be covered by our Guest Speaker, Catherine Jezierski, at next week’s Family Finances meeting at Weybourne House (GU2 4DR) on Thursday,17 March.
Catherine is the Information & Advice Manager of the charity Age UK, Surrey, and is well qualified to talk to us about the challenges of finding suitable care, without any bias that might arise in the case of an organisation with a commercial interest in Care Homes.
As we get older, the subject of “Lasting Power of Attorney” becomes more significant. Fortunately, Catherine will be accompanied by her colleague Leonie Dove, who will talk to us about LPA’s.
She will cover things like when and how to make an LPA, issues to consider when making LPA’s, preferences & instructions, registration procedure, etc.
So don’t miss the opportunity to listen to experts in the above fields and probably hear feedback on the experience of trying to find suitable care from other members of the FFG.
As usual, we begin gathering from 9.45am for a 10.00am start to the meeting. To cover the cost of refreshments and hire of the room, there will be a charge of £4 and it will help if this could be paid prior to the meeting by Bank Transfer
Remember, all are welcome to attend our meetings and you can be sure of a warm reception – so, why not give it a try?
On behalf of the FFG Steering Group, we look forward to seeing you,