Last week I was thrilled to be presenting to around 70 members of the Merseyside Police at their HQ near the Albert Docks in Liverpool – a HR manager had seen my interview with People Management magazine and had called me earlier in the year to arrange the talk. I gave the audience an overview of dementia then concentrated on paying for care, managing finances, welfare benefits, the Mental Capacity Act, and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Having such a large audience meant we also heard a wealth of interesting questions and the feedback was brilliant, here are some samples:
“First class presentation by Sara, I would highly recommend her seminar”
“If there is a chance that these seminars can be given across the force this would be good”
“I would now feel confident [in tackling legal aspects of the dementia journey] and I wish I had had this information earlier to assist with my in-laws…”
“Sara’s delivery was clear and free from jargon, I found it extremely useful and informative”
“Well delivered and presented, very relaxed, complexities explained”
“Sara Wilcox made a difficult subject much easier to understand”
Questions ranged from whether we means test for the welfare benefits relevant to our client group, how Advance Decisions work with LPA, and what happens to jointly owned properties when one person goes into care. There is so much value to these enquiries being made during the session because the answers illustrate the points I am trying to convey.
Sadiq Khan has made dementia friendly London a priority for his term in office – we have so many large and small businesses across London whose employees will be affected by dementia, every office ought to have the opportunity to hold one of these events to help working carers gain clarity on how to plan ahead for dementia. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss running a seminar for your colleagues.