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  1. Mencap's Planning for the Future Seminars 2016 - North East

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in June in The North East area. The seminars will take place at the following locations: June- North East Wednesday 8th June 12.30pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-8.30pm Newcastle City Library, 33 Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon Tyne, NE1 8AX https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-newcastle-upon-tyne-afternoon-tickets-21060226705 (Afternoon) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-newcastle-upon-tyne-evening-tickets-21060937832 (Evening) Thursday 9th June 10.30am-12.30pm Darlington Meeting Rooms, St Cuthberts Way, Darlington, DL1 5LN https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-darlington-tickets-21061572731 Wednesday 22nd June 10.30am-12.30pm Falsgrave Community Resource Centre, Seamer Road, Scarborough, YO12 4DJ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-scarborough-tickets-21062175534 Thursday 23rd June 12.30pm-2.30pm The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland St, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-huddersfield-tickets-21062744235 The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  2. Mencap's Planning for the Future Seminar 2016 - South West

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in May in the South West area. The seminars will take place at the following locations: May- South West Tuesday 10th May 12.30pm-2.30pm The Castle Centre, 25 Castle Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DR https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-barnstaple-tickets-21037598022 Wednesday 11th May 10.30am-12.30pm St Ives Harbour Hotel, The Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2BN https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-st-ives-tickets-21057301957 Tuesday 17th May 12.30pm-2.30pm Percy Community Centre, New King Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2BN https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-bath-tickets-21058425317 Thursday 19th May 12.20pm-2.30pm The Old Town Hall, High Street, Weymouth, DT4 0DQ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-weymouth-tickets-21058933838 The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  3. Mencap's Planning for the future Seminar 2016 - Swansea, Wales

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in April in Swansea, Wales. The seminars will take place at the following location: Tuesday 19th April 12.30pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-8.30pm The Brangwyn Hall, Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-swansea-afternoon-tickets-21033914003 (Afternoon) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencap-planning-for-the-future-swansea-evening-tickets-21310852333 (Evening) The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  4. Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in April in Northern Ireland. The seminars will take place at the following location: April-Northern Ireland Wednesday 13thApril 12.30pm-2.30pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Mencap Centre, 5 School Road, Newtownbreda, Belfast, BT8 6BT https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencap-planning-for-the-future-belfast-morning-tickets-21310033885 (Afternoon) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencap-planning-for-the-future-belfast-evening-tickets-21310432076 (Evening) The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  5. FREE Mencap wills and trusts seminars in the South

    Hi all, My name's Katrina and I work in the Wills and Trusts team at Mencap. I wanted to let you know about the next lot of Planning for the Future seminars that we have taking place in the South Central and South West regions during September and October 2012. If you're worried about how your family member with a learning disability will manage financially when you are not around to support them, then come along to one of these FREE 2 hour seminars for families and carers, with information and advice provided by a specialist local legal professional. The next seminars will be taking place in the following locations: Monday 17th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Reading, Berkshire Tuesday 18th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Salisbury, Wiltshire Wednesday 19th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Thame, Oxfordshire Thursday 20th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Banbury, Oxfordshire Friday 21st September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Portsmouth, Hampshire Monday 8th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Bristol, Avon Tuesday 9th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Taunton, Somerset Wednesday 10th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Redruth, Cornwall Thursday 11th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Paignton, Devon Friday 12th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Poole, Dorset Dates and locations of seminars taking place in other regions can be found on our website at: http://www.mencap.org.uk/pffe These seminars are always very popular, so please book your place(s) as soon as possible. All places and venue details will be confirmed in writing 2 weeks before the event. To book your place at any of the events please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-place-planning-future-event Alternatively, please contact Gina Collins on 020 7696 6925 or email willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Best wishes, Katrina
  6. FREE Mencap wills and trusts seminars in the South

    Hi all, My name's Katrina and I work in the Wills and Trusts team at Mencap. I wanted to let you know about the next lot of Planning for the Future seminars that we have taking place in the South Central and South West regions during September and October 2012. If you're worried about how your family member with a learning disability will manage financially when you are not around to support them, then come along to one of these FREE 2 hour seminars for families and carers, with information and advice provided by a specialist local legal professional. The next seminars will be taking place in the following locations: Monday 17th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Reading, Berkshire Tuesday 18th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Salisbury, Wiltshire Wednesday 19th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Thame, Oxfordshire Thursday 20th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Banbury, Oxfordshire Friday 21st September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Portsmouth, Hampshire Monday 8th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Bristol, Avon Tuesday 9th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Taunton, Somerset Wednesday 10th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Redruth, Cornwall Thursday 11th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Paignton, Devon Friday 12th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Poole, Dorset Dates and locations of seminars taking place in other regions can be found on our website at: http://www.mencap.org.uk/pffe These seminars are always very popular, so please book your place(s) as soon as possible. All places and venue details will be confirmed in writing 2 weeks before the event. To book your place at any of the events please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-place-planning-future-event Alternatively, please contact Gina Collins on 020 7696 6925 or email willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Best wishes, Katrina
  7. Planning for the Future events

    MAKING A WILL/SETTING UP A TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF A LOVED ONE WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY Are you worried about how your family member with a learning disability will manage financially when you are not around to support them? My name's Katrina and I work in the Wills and Trusts Team at Mencap. I thought you might like to know about the FREE 2 hour seminars that Mencap have organised for families and carers, with information and advice provided by a specialist local legal professional. Dates of seminars are: Wales - April 2012 Northern Ireland - May 2012 East – May 2012 London – June 2012 South East – July 2012 South Central – September 2012 South West – October 2012 West Midlands – November 2012 North West - November 2012 For specific dates, locations and venue details of your local seminars, please visit http://www.mencap.org.uk/pffe These seminars are always very popular, so please book your place(s) as soon as possible. All places and venue details will be confirmed in writing 2 weeks before the event. To book your place at any of the events please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-place-planning-future-event Alternatively, please contact Gina Collins on 020 7696 6925 or email willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk If you have any questions about the seminars or about the Mencap wills and Trusts information service, please feel free to contact me directly on 020 7696 5615 or email katrina.emerson@mencap.org.uk. I would love to hear from you. Katrina
  8. I was advised to speak to Mencap, as the NAS and their local equivalent (WAS) I've had no luck with ever. Do they help people with AS? I'm worried that like every other similar organisation (and 'disability' charity) will just tell me to go to NAS again, they all seem to do that. What help could they offer, from your experience, if I get that far? (There is a local Mencap drop-in group I could go to but I spoke to the organiser and she said I "wouldn't fit in".)
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