Planning for the future

Life changes. Some changes can't be predicted but there are certain identifiable 'turning points' that can be planned for, like:

  • starting school
  • finishing school
  • starting work
  • leaving home
  • retiring from the workforce.

Where do you start?

  1. Focus on the person for whom you are planning. Who is this person? What are her interests? What are his gifts and talents? What does this person want from life?
  2. Wherever possible, talk about it together
  3. Planning for a good life means considering:
    • the qualities that make a good home
    • friendships and social connections
    • passions and interests
    • educational and learning needs
    • holiday and leisure times
    • safety and security.
  4. What supports may be needed to realise this vision?

With this vision in mind, seek out specific legal and financial advice such as making a will.

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