Helping you Plan Ahead
Fridays 5th August, 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December
12pm to 2pm
If you care for someone with a learning disability then the right time to plan ahead is right now.
Are you waiting for an ideal time that may never come? If you are caring for someone with a learning disability over the age of 17, who would struggle to communicate their wants, needs, and aims without your support; it is important that you start contingency planning as soon as possible.
If you were suddenly unable to support them to communicate would someone taking over the responsibility of their care know their likes and dislikes, how to maintain contact with their family, friends and social groups or know what is important to them?
Contingency planning should be built up over time, evolving to reflect any person-centred changes of the one you care for.
Enfield Carers Centre in collaboration with Carers and Parents in Enfield (CAPE) and Preparing for Adulthood (formally known as Moving On) are introducing sessions to support carers to start making contingency plans, using tool kits and good practice guidance from Together Matters. See the leaflet.
These sessions will cover key topics such as housing, social/community networks and care preferences.
As contingency plans are drafted, they can be attached to social care support plans; where they can be adapted and updated, both as and when required and as part of the annual review process.
Session 1: Why Planning Needs to Start Today – 5th August 2022
Session 2: Social Networks and Community – 2nd September 2022
Session 3: Future Care and Living Arrangements – 7th October 2022
Session 4: Key People and their Responsibilities – 4th November 2022
Session 5: What Happens Once Planning Has Started – 2nd December 2022
*Please note that session topics may be subject to change to accommodate speaker availability
Tea and Coffee will be made available; you are welcome to bring your own lunch
If this is a topic that resonates with you, please don’t put it off any more—book your free place now.