The LSAB Community Reference Group recently held an event at We Are 336, Brixton which aimed to help the Lambeth Community (both professionals and residents) think about their future choices and how to record these on an 'advanced statement.' It also encouraged people to think about how to decide who could speak for them, at a point when they are no longer able to, by setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney.
As part of the event we heard from four excellent speakers who volunteered their time and expertise, and would like to express our thanks to Craig Ward (Solicitor and Expert in Lasting Power of Attorney & planning), Francis Lyons (Partner, Capsticks Solicitors LLP), Compassion in Dying (Charity) and Cordwell Thomas (Mental Health Advocate).
We had an amazing turnout at this event and wish to thank all those who attended the event and contributed to the valuable discussion about Lasting Power of Attorneys, advanced statements and advanced decisions. We hope that each person who attended was able to take something away that will help them to plan for their future and ensure that they can make their wishes known.
The Community Reference Group now hope to build on the success of this event and continue to develop a community programme which raises awareness around issues relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and safeguarding adults. Please keep an eye out on our training and events page for details of future events.