Thinking Ahead: supporting families to plan for the future
Thinking Ahead is about supporting families to plan for the future. It has ideas about how to make this happen in local areas, a planning guide for families and training to use the guide.
1. Making decisions
Information to help you understand the legislation and practice that relates to decision-making.
2. Making plans for the future in a person-centred way
An introduction to how person-centred planning can help you to think about what options might work well for your relative.
4. Talking about difficult subjects
Talking about sensitive subjects with offspring can be uncomfortable for any parents, and it can be even harder if your son/daughter has learning disabilities.
5. Making financial plans
Making decisions about leaving your money and possessions is an important part of planning for the future.
7. Making a plan for emergencies
An emergency plan sets out the best way of supporting your relative in case of an emergency.
8. Keeping an eye on things
This section gives additional information about what to look out for when your relative is moving from the family home.
Thinking Ahead report1 April 2013
The Thinking Ahead Report summarises the work done in a project which aimed to raise awareness of the issue of future planning for people with learning disabilities and their famillies.
The report summarises:
- key findings from a survey of families affected by these issues ...