AGEING WITHOUT CHILDREN PUBLIC MEETING
Every Second Wednesday of the Month
Cross Keys Pub, Goodramgate, York
For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children…the question is
“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when
I can no longer cope on my own?”
Is the state the answer, charities, self-help? Share ideas, take action, enjoy a snack.
Alternate Afternoon (2-4pm) or Evening (5.30-7pm) meetings
Phone Sue Lister 01904 488870
Compassion in Dying has launched a pioneering new publication. It’s the first of its kind specifically for the LGBT community, supporting individuals to plan ahead to help ensure they get the end-of-life care that’s right for them.
‘Your treatment and care: Planning ahead for the LGBT community’ has been produced by Compassion in Dying in collaboration with Opening Doors London and with support from Stonewall. It can be viewed online, downloaded, or you can request a hard copy here.
Studies have shown that LGBT people can face significant barriers stopping them from getting the end-of-life care they want. This resource will inform and empower LGBT people to think about and record their wishes for future care and treatment, in case they lose capacity to make or communicate decisions for themselves. It includes how to ensure they get the treatment that is right for them and that the people they trust are involved in decisions about their care.
To launch this new resource, we have published a real life story on our website from Brian Baylis, who was the primary carer for his friend Tim, a gay man, for 10 years following a dementia diagnosis. Unfortunately, Tim had not planned ahead before he lost capacity due to his illness, and despite being heavily involved in his care for many years, Brian was shut out of conversations about Tim’s end-of-life care, and decisions were left up to his estranged family. You can read Brian and Tim’s full storyhere.
For more information or if you have any questions please get in touch.
Information and Partnerships Support Officer
T ǀ 0207 479 7742
A ǀ 181 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2JT
“planning ahead will give you peace of mind in the present and the care and treatment you wish for in the future” – www.MyDecisions.org.uk
Information Line – 0800 999 2434 (10am to 4pm Monday to Friday)