About this event
Join us on 27th January at 11am to learn about what free support and services are available in Enfield.
Our panel of experts can answer your questions and share information to help you get the best care and support as you age.
Experts and professionals from these services will be there to talk to you about services you may not even know about, and to answer your questions:
- Age UK Enfield
- North London Hospice
- University College London/ Marie Curie dementia care
- Enfield Carers Centre
Who can attend the event?
This event is open to members of the public who live, work or study in Enfield, or those who travel to Enfield to use NHS and care services. Whether you are making plans for yourself or a loved one, a parent, grandparent or friend, for now or in the future.
Why you should join the session
Not just older citizens, but everyone needs to plan for their later life at some point! If you are thinking about care homes for yourself or a loved one; how you will continue to care for someone or be cared for with Dementia or other illnesses, living with a life limiting condition or a younger practical person who likes to plan for every eventuality, then this session is for you.
27 December 11am to 12:20pm
How to join
You can book your place:
Via Eventbrite: Later Life Planning Eventbrite booking page
By emailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org
By calling us: 020 8373 6283
How the session will run
The short answer is that you can join the session by video or telephone.
You can switch your camera off and mute your speaker if you want to. Just listening is fine.
On the other hand if you would like to keep them switched on, that is fine too.
The panel of experts come from all areas of the health and care services and will start off by giving a short introduction about what services there are in Enfield that are available to you for free. They’ll discuss options and services you may not have even considered.
A Question and Answer session will follow, with priority being given to questions that have been submitted at the time of booking. Then we will take questions from the audience, either through the chat box or by raising your hand.
You can ask the questions yourself, or if you submit your question in advance, you can ask us to read it out on your behalf anonymously if you prefer.
The topics in more detail
North London Hospice will be talking about palliative care
What do you think of when you hear the word hospice? What does palliative care mean? North London Hospice supports almost 3000 people facing life limiting illness each year to live their lives as well as they can. They can provide support from diagnosis to end of life and provide palliative care at home, in the community and at their inpatient unit in Finchley. They’ll be explaining their referral criteria and the many ways they support patients and their families.
Age UK will be talking about a range of free services and support
Courses and support services for exercise, handyperson; clubs, social events; falls prevention; home support and much more. They will also be talking about where to go for support to make a will; Power of Attorney; Advanced Decisions/Statements; Bereavement Services.
Enfield Carers Centre will be taking about care and support that is available for unpaid carers
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family, a partner or close friend who could not manage without help. This could be because of illness, frailty, disability, mental ill health or substance misuse problems. They’ll be talking about money matters; someone to talk to; support groups; training and information sessions; respite care; emergency help and more.
Marie Curie will be talking about care and support for people living with Dementia
What support services are available in Enfield; what type of things you can plan for that you might not have thought about or considered and much more.
Whatever your questions, please detail these as you log on to book your place, or email us (email@example.com) or call us (020 8373 6283) by Tuesday 26 January (or by Monday 25th January to guarantee your question will be asked).
Please submit any questions in advance when booking. This helps our panel to prepare to have the right information to hand on the day. Let us know if you would like to address the panel yourself or if you would like us to ask your question anonymously on your behalf.
There is also an option to join the meeting by phone if you do not have internet access.
Please let us know as soon as possible, if you have any access needs/ require a BSL interpreter. We look forward to you joining us.
We regularly run events like this one on a range of different topics. To catch up on some of our previous Q&A sessions you can watch the video recordings:
- Updates about NHS and care services in Enfield
- Cancer Care and Awareness
- Annual Health Check – for people with learning difficulties or autism
- Flu jab - for people with learning difficulties or autism
- Managing anxiety during Coronavirus
- Flu jab/vaccine
- Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
- Public Health Enfield on the Coronavirus
- Mental Health
- Local Hospitals’ response to the Coronavirus