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Future Planning - Safeguarding the Good Life workshop (online) Thu 24 Nov

24 November 2022
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Online via Zoom
One of the most common concerns expressed by families is the uncertainty about the future of their loved ones with disability, particularly after parents are no longer around. This workshop is for Parents, family members and allies of people with disability who are considering how to plan a long-term positive and secure future.

Do you want to learn how to plan for a long-term positive and secure future for a person with disability?

One of the most common concerns expressed by families is the uncertainty about the future of their loved ones with disability, particularly after parents are no longer around.

This workshop will explore a range of considerations around planning for the future so that family members with disability have safeguards in place that work towards ensuring the things that are important to them are protected well into the future. 

There is much that families can do now, so join us for this highly requested event to take the next steps 

Join this workshop if you:

  • Are concerned about the future of your family members with disability when you are no longer able to advocate for the good things of life
  • Are looking for strategies from other families such as Circles of Support and Valued Roles
  • Are interested in Legal safeguards  such as Wills and Trusts 
  • Wanting to network with other families and share experiences

The Speakers

Catherine Hogan: Catherine Hogan has both a sister and a son with intellectual disability, both of whom live in their own homes. Catherine and her extended family crafted and supported her sister's living arrangements, day to day supports (both paid and unpaid), that have enabled her to live in her own home for the past 10 years. Catherine’s sister has also had a Circle of Support for 12 years and holds many valued roles in her life.

Over her working life, Catherine has guided hundreds of families in their negotiation with the many 'systems' they encounter and continues to do so. Catherine now has her own consulting business in Sydney. 

Anne Cregan: Anne is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Pro Bono group. The pro bono practice has a particular focus on legal issues affecting Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities and refugees.

Anne has extensive experience in assisting people who are disadvantaged and marginalised and the organisations working with them across a range of areas of law. 

Anne has acted in public interest and test case litigation in relation to judicial independence, discrimination, the capacity of people with cognitive impairment or mental illness to participate in proceedings affecting them, consumer law and imprisonment without conviction.

Anne has a particular interest in the law as it affects people with cognitive impairment and/or mental illness and has presented and consulted widely on this.

Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin Anne was global pro bono partner at a major law firm. She has spent her career in social justice, first as a lawyer with the Legal Aid Commission of NSW and in pro bono since 1999.

Cost

$35 for people with disability and families*
$50 for professionals 
*If cost is a barrier, contact us to discuss options.

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