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Wolfram Syndrome Conference

On 06 October 2018 Philip Warford is speaking to families and carers at the 7th Annual Wolfram Syndrome Conference 2018 about Planning for the Future with Wills & Trusts and Decision Making which includes Mental Capacity Act & Court of Protection.

Philip will talk to families about how they can protect a disabled child if they are no longer there to care for them using carefully prepared Wills and Trusts:

Some people may already have a standard Will in place, but often do not realise that leaving inheritance to a disabled person could impact their means tested benefits or make them at risk of financial abuse.

He will also be discussing Decision Making at this event, Philip will talk about planning for the future when a vulnerable or disabled child becomes an adult. The main idea is when someone turns 18 they have the right to make their own decisions, however, in reality of this is not as clear or suitable.

Philip will explain about Court of Protection, the system in place which allows someone to be formally appointed to make decisions for the person with the incapacity, and Power of Attorney a legal document in which you give authority to another person (known as an ‘Attorney’) to make certain decisions on your behalf.

In the afternoon sessions he will go into further details about these issues and options available to families to ensure their vulnerable loved one is protected throughout their lifetime.

Topics will also include:

•       Usual Will format

•       Why use a Trust?

•       Types of Trusts

•       Court of Protection

•       Powers of Attorney

•       Questions and answers

Venue: Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Nr Towcester, NN12 8QH

To find out more about the conference please visit Wolfram Syndrome here.

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