In Safe Hands
- Topic: What can we do to help and advise the families of the vulnerable
- Date: 23 May 2013
- Time: 14:30 to 17:30
- Venue: Withers LLP 16 Old Bailey, London, United Kingdom, EC4M 7EG
- Who should attend: Charities and organisations involved in the care of the elderly and vulnerable and professional advisors to the elderly, vulnerable and their families.
The UK population is ageing rapidly. In 2030 there will be twice the number of people aged 81 and over in England compared with 2010. Although longer lives represent progress and can be a great benefit, the increase in the ageing population presents a range of challenges in the spheres of healthcare, social care, housing, finance, law and tax.
These challenges affect society and government at the macro level, but - closer to home - result in both day-to-day and longer-term worries for families. Their concern is to support and care for their older and vulnerable family members. In so doing, families find themselves facing issues such as the availability and cost of care, housing problems, navigating their way through the coils of the benefit system and working out if any estate planning is possible for a person nearing the end of their life.
Our seminar, hosted by the Withers Elder Law team, brings together legal, financial and social care expertise in advising the elderly, vulnerable and their families to share experiences.
This is the fifth of the Withers annual Elder Law seminars focusing on the latest issues in this complex and developing area of the law.
Those attending the seminar, other than representatives of charities, are asked to make a donation of £25 to St Christopher’s Hospice.
2.30 Registration and tea
2.45 Chair’s welcome
Julia Abrey, Withers LLP
2.50 Who’s going to care for Mum? Care choices and costs
3.10 What to do with the family home - do I have to sell it to pay for care?
3.35 Dad can’t pay for it - do I have to? Benefits update
3.55 Tea break
4.15 It’s all too late - or is it? Last minute estate planning, what works and what doesn’t
Withers’ Elder Law Team
4.35 St Christopher’s - supporting the families of the terminally ill
4.50 A Daugher’s story; my experience of caring for my parents and mother-in-law
5.10 Q & A - what’s your experience?
5.30 Drinks reception