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We offer family events that provide useful information and support.
Practical events that support all the family
Our free programme of events and webinars provides you with knowledge, practical skills and support on a diverse range of topics:
- Understanding dementia
- Financing care fees
- Cognitive issues relating to MS and Parkinson’s
- Falls prevention
- Pensions planning and tax efficiencies
- Your care choices – how live in care works
Our network of partners, charities and health and social care professionals support our event programme, which means our clients get access to the latest developments and best support available.
- 29 April - It's time to talk about care
A toolkit to help you discuss choices for care, support and later life plans with someone close to you
In the UK there are approximately 10 million people over the age of 65 which is one in six of us so it is likely that helping ourselves or loved ones to make informed choices in later life will come to many of us.
Introducing the subject of care and support with someone close to you is both daunting and difficult especially when; they have always led an independent life, they do not recognise that they need help and feel they are coping well.
We know those close to us and the things they like but do we know what their wishes and hopes are for the later years of their life?
- Webinar Recap: Funding Care & Later Life Planning
To help provide you with the expert advice you need when it comes to considering care, this September we hosted a Funding Care & Later Life Planning Webinar which was joined by Ian Evans, Head of Later Life Advice at Fiveways Financial Planning.
Ian is an Advisory Board Member of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) so is well placed to be able to present practical solutions and advice on how to fund long term care and conduct later life planning during Covid and beyond.
- Webinar Recap: Care Options & Legal Planning during Covid
We know through our experience of helping families up and down the country for over 10 years that the impact of Covid is causing great uncertainty to those having to consider arranging care for their loved ones when we are all now facing economic uncertainty.
For many it can be stressful having to weigh up the risks that Care Homes and hourly care provide in the current climate offer against the clear benefits Live-In care provides whilst simultaneously finding the best advice on the funding options available.
To help provide you with the expert advice you need when it comes to considering care we hosted a Care Options & Legal Planning during Covid Webinar with Heledd Wyn, Director and Head of long-term and elderly care at Gregg Latchams Solicitors.
Heledd specialises in social care, inheritance tax planning, NHS Continuing Health Care Funding and in making complex Court of Protection applications on behalf of those who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves.
Covid has exposed the problems of long-term that the elderly and their families have to navigate which have major legal, financial, medical and social implications.
Heledd Wyn is an expert in this field and is in high demand due to her extensive experience in long term care and estate planning.
- Webinar Recap: Infection control
The Good Care Group's Head of Operations, Hannah Morgan, and Head of Quality Assurance, Emma Sadler, hosted a webinar, giving an overview of the predicted 2020/'21 winter pressures, advice and guidance on how to stay well this winter despite the challenges and also outlining the infection control measures in place which have enabled us at The Good Care Group to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19.
- Webinar Recap: Tales of the expected and the unexpected
Hosted by Martin Terrell and Gail Hall, from Warners Solicitors and The Good Care Group, this tale of two case studies will illustrate the need to plan for later life care, including the importance of a power of attorney, how the mental health capacity act can affect your decisions and the court of protection and guardianship.
A little about our speakers;
Martin Terrell, Partner, Court of Protection Team, is a well-known and acknowledged expert in Court of Protection matters. He is recognised as a leading individual by both legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Martin is a member of STEP and a regular attendee of the Court of Protection User Group, as well as the Informal Rules Committee. He has been a panel deputy since 2003.
Gail Hall, Partner, Private Client Team, offers practical experience and advice to clients who need help arranging their inheritance and estate planning affairs. She advises on Wills, probate, inheritance tax, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection issues, acting as an attorney and deputy for clients when needed.
- Webinar Recap: Helping families make informed care funding decisions in Scotland
We know through our experience of helping families up and down the country for over 10 years that the impact of Covid is causing great uncertainty to those having to consider arranging care for their loved ones when we are all now facing economic uncertainty. For many it can be stressful having to weigh up the risks that Care Homes and hourly care provide in the current climate offer against the clear benefits Live-In care provides whilst simultaneously finding the best advice on the funding options available, and understanding the importance of a will and power of attorney.
To help provide you with the expert advice needed when it comes to considering care we hosted a webinar with Catriona Smith, DipPFS, Cert 11(MP&ER). Catriona has 26 years of industry experience and is a financial adviser with Chase de Vere. She is also a full member of the Society of Later Life Advisors (SOLLA), which is one of the very few accredited advisers in Scotland, and was appointed West of Scotland Regional Co-ordinator for SOLLA in 2019. Catriona has also won the Women in Financial Advice awards two years running.
- Webinar Recap: Elder Financial Abuse
This webinar is hosted by Paul Smith. Paul Smith holds an MSc in Forensic Accounting and is classified as a Subject Matter Expert in financial crime. He has worked in law enforcement for twenty-five years as a serving police officer, a large proportion of which was spent as a financial crime and fraud investigator. He has used his combined skills to investigate major, serious and organised crime, both in the UK and internationally.
Topics that are covered during this webinar include; key facts and figures relating to Elder Financial Abuse, difficulties for investigators (ie silent crime, unreported and undetected therefore difficult to police), safeguarding red flags and what to look out for and the safeguarding measures that are available to you.