Catch up Q&A video – Later Life Planning services and support in Enfield

Residents ask questions about what support is available in Enfield when planning for later life
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Video download of the Later Life Planning online Q&A event
We can think about how our voices are heard and how to make sure others know what we want…so that others can make those decisions for us and don’t feel guilty about it.
— Dr Nathan Davies, Senior Research Fellow, University College London talking about what planning for later life means
We don’t offer legal advice ourselves, but in our Age UK Enfield Later Life sessions we talk about Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney; Advanced Care Decisions Statements & bereavement services…so you can make informed decisions...
— Kate Reader, Age UK Enfield talking about one of the many services they offer to support people to plan for later life
Our “care at home” is actually 97% of our patients and we help over 3,000 people per year... We also have an overnight service – phone line and visiting support service for families...
— Hannah Newton from North London Hospice, myth busting about some of the less well known services they offer
My mum had Dementia and even though I was in Health Care and thought I knew the system pretty well, I still found that experience overwhelming…at Enfield Carer Centre, we take care of the carer.
— Corina Codrea from Enfield Carers Centre (ECC) talking about her own experience of planning for later life for her mum and how ECC supports carers

We hosted an online event on 27 January 2021 with some local services who provide support to Enfield residents in later life or for end of life care.

We were joined by panel members from:

  • Age UK Enfield
  • North London Hospice
  • University College London
  • Enfield Carers Centre

You asked lots of questions about how to get support for yourselves or for loved ones that you care for. The session gave an introduction to the wide range of services available in the community for people needing extra support in later life for all sorts of reasons, including: to stay in their own homes; choose a care or nursing home; getting legal or financial advice; finding mobility equipment; joining support groups; finding out about your rights, care plans and much more.

Above is the recording of the event for those of you that were unable to join us.

We run lots of online Q&A sessions on different health and social care topics, often with a panel of experts from Enfield GP or hospital services and other locally registered health and care support services.

Here is a link to a session we held in December 2020, about NHS services in Enfield during the pandemic NHS leaders update on health services in Enfield

Downloads

Below is a range of useful links and information documents about the services and support we talked about in the session today. 

Useful links and information sheet
Step by step decision tool to help guide you through caring for someone living with dementia during Coronavirus and beyond (also useful for other life limiting conditions)
The 2019 edition of the Enfield Care Directory (most recent version) - has useful general information, but please check our website for more up to date list of care homes.
Age UK Enfield online activities programme for Jan-March 2021
Age UK Enfield list of services (Empowering older people in Enfield)
Details of up-coming Later Life Planning online talks by Age UK Enfield
Enfield Carers Centre - latest newsletter (Jan-March2021)

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