Planning the future

Nobody likes to think about the future. Making plans can be a difficult experience, but it can settle the worries you have at the back of your mind.

In this section, we provide advice on how to plan for emergency situations where you can’t provide care. We also look at how to set out someone’s wishes regarding their finances and treatment. If the person you care for has a condition that is going to affect their ability to make decisions, working out their wishes in advance can give you peace of mind and avoid potential disagreements with other family members or friends.

Planning the future

Nobody likes to think about the future. Making plans can be a difficult experience, but it can settle the worries you have at the back of your mind.

In this section, we provide advice on how to plan for emergency situations where you can’t provide care. We also look at how to set out someone’s wishes regarding their finances and treatment. If the person you care for has a condition that is going to affect their ability to make decisions, working out their wishes in advance can give you peace of mind and avoid potential disagreements with other family members or friends.

Preparing for emergencies

This page is a step by step guide to making an emergency plan, with a look at organisations that can help.

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End of  life care

Explains what end of life care is, when it starts, and the benefits and drawbacks of different forms of care.

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Advance statements and advance decisions

This page looks at how the person you care for can set out their wishes regarding treatment and care in advance.

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Planning future finances

Includes advice on writing a will, setting up a trust, and getting legal advice.

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