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Specialist event open to all to help people prepare for later life care

The Inheritance Protection team at Gardner Leader solicitors is hosting a free ‘Faith, Hope and Clarity’ event on Wednesday 3rd October to give expert legal, financial and practical advice on preparing for later stages of life and care.

The event is open to anyone to attend. It starts at 7pm until 9pm with refreshments, cakes and nibbles provided, at Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR.

With advice from five specialist speakers, guests will be taken through an example family situation and advised on how to deal with the practical, legal and financial issues that may arise when arranging care for an elderly or incapacitated person.

Experts include: –

  • Melanie Meads from Q1 Care Ltd – talking about supporting elderly and incapacitated people, to help them remain safely in their own home, and ways to improve their quality of life. Melanie is founder of Q1Care which offers domiciliary and live in care to the elderly and vulnerable who wish to stay in their own homes. She also runs the Care Hub in Goring which provides information and access to care and support.
  • Kate Talbot from Shore Financial Planning will explain how to plan for the financial cost of caring for an incapacitated person and give vital tips on financial planning and tax issues to help prepare for this. Where investment risk is recommended, your capital may be at risk and losses can exceed your cash deposits.
  • Penny Wright, partner in the Inheritance Protection team at Gardner Leader (as pictured), will be talking about the importance of having Lasting Powers of Attorney in place, to assist in managing the finances of incapacitated relatives and making decisions on their behalf; and dealing with the Court of Protection.
  • Tara McInnes Senior Associate Solicitor in the Disputed Wills and Trusts Team at Shoosmiths LLP will be discussing the potential claims that can be brought against a person’s estate and giving tips on what steps to take to prevent such claims from arising.
  • Alison Hesketh of Time Finders will give practical and emotional support to older people, maintaining as much independence as possible while responding to their changing needs, such as moving to more suitable accommodation, exploring care options, providing advocacy, or being the point of contact between care-providers and far-away relatives.

People can register for the event via the events page on the Gardner Leader website. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.