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Free Carers Workshop - 17 May

Monday, 27 March 2017

Free Carers Workshop - 17 May

Carers Queensland would like to invite Carers to our Future Planning Workshop which is being held on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 from 9:00am to 2:30pm at the Chermside Bowls Club. BBQ Lunch is provided. This event is free of charge.

This event is for anyone who is providing care for a family member, friend or neighbour who has a disability, mental illness, chronic illness or for someone who is frail aged. We have four different presenters who are experts in their field. The topics for the day are:

-  Substitute Decision Making – What does this mean and how does this impact you as a Carer? What is capacity and who is the legal decision maker for yourself or the person you care for? What is an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA), under what circumstances would I need to apply to QCAT? Who can help me without any costs?

-  Mental Health & Decision Making  – Would you like to find out more about the new Advance Health Directive for Mental Health? What are the implications for you as a Carer? Do you want to know more about the new decision making roles and how this will affect how you can engage with treating teams and your involvement in decision making?

Financial Planning – What is a financial plan? Do you have a financial plan for yourself and/or your family you care for? What constitutes an appropriate level of detail for a Carer to adopt on behalf of another? Would you like to have an understanding on structures, estate planning, investment or assistance with representation at QCAT from a Carer’s perspective.

Wills & Trusts – Do you want to know more about wills and trusts to ensure that the good life that you are providing for loved ones is protected in the future? How can receiving benefits through wills have an impact on the pension and/or public housing eligibility? If my adult child has a disability, who helps them after estates are administered? What happens if, as a Carer, I am not properly provided for in a will? What happens if the person I am caring for is not properly provided for?

Please RSVP to Carers Queensland by 5 May 2017 on 3624 1700.

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