Grimsby solicitors & hospice join forces for 'life planning day'

24 September 2015

Life is unpredictable and you never know what’s around the corner, which is why future life planning is important. To address this issue, a ‘Life Planning Day’ is being held at St Andrew’s Hospice on Wednesday 14 October from 3pm until 7pm.

A number of support organisations and local businesses will be on hand to talk about the issues surrounding life planning and answer any questions you may have, such as Wilkin Chapman solicitors who will have experts talking about lasting powers of attorney and wills. Other experts on hand during the day will be Independent financial advisors, the Carers Centre, Navigo, Green Futures, End of Life care specialists, Macmillan, NELC Care Implementation experts and many more.

The aim of the day is to help people to plan for their future whilst they have the control to do so. People are invited to come along on the day, have a cup of tea and a slice of cake, and chat to the experts on hand. There is even the chance to win a kindle paper white.

Maybe you are a part-time carer for a parent or relative and are not aware of what help and assistance you or your relative are entitled to, or maybe you want to find out more information about planning your finances or obtain information about the Care Act. Whatever the query, the life planning day will provide attendees with the opportunity to find out all the information.

Sharon Plumtree, partner at Wilkin Chapman solicitors, said: “Safeguarding your wishes whilst you are of sound mind is so important. Should you become physically or mentally incapable of looking after your affairs, by appointing someone you trust now, you can ensure your welfare and finances are in the hands of someone you trust.”

The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that, this year alone, 850,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with or are suffering with dementia, with 40,000 of those being younger people.

Jane Wenham-White, fundraising manager at the St Andrews Hospice, said: “We have teamed up with a number of excellent local specialists to help raise awareness and inform people of the importance of life planning. We are holding the event in the Hub at the hospice and not only can people come along for a cuppa and some cake, but they can also have a taster of some complementary therapies or have the chance to win a kindle paperwhite.

“In addition, for every lasting power of attorney or will that is booked and completed, Wilkin Chapman solicitors will make a donation to the hospice.”

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For further information on this press release, please contact either:
Susan McKeon, Wilkin Chapman, 01472 262626 or smckeon@wilkinchapman.co.uk
Lucy Wood, St Andrew’s Hospice, 01472 350908 or lucy.wood9@nhs.net


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