Event held following launch of report last month by charity Sense revealing care crisis in Yorkshire.

The first of a series of regional future care planning days took place at The Unity Centre, Rotherham, on Wednesday 28th March, to provide family carers of disabled individuals, with crucial information and help on planning long-term care and support for their loved ones.

The ‘Planning for the future’ day, hosted by national disability charity Sense, provided families with important advice on how the charity can help them make decisions about future care. The event follows the launch of the When I’m Gone report last month, which revealed that 69% of family carers in Yorkshire do not have a long-term plan for when they can no longer provide support to their loved one.

Karl Shore, Head of Operations for Sense, who led the planning day, said “Family carers have huge fears about the future and on the day, they conveyed the difficulties around preparing for the future of their loved ones. It was encouraging to see families in Rotherham attend and learn how Sense can help them with the options that are available.”

Planning days will be taking place across the country throughout the year, focusing on providing guidance to local families.

To find out more about the When I’m Gone report, please visit www.sense.org.uk/helpfamiliesplan

About Sense

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs, including those who are deaf-blind, to be understood, connected and valued. Sense supports children, young people and adults in their home and in the community, in their education and transition to adulthood and through its holidays, arts, sports and well-being programmes. Sense campaigns passionately for the rights of the people it serves, and offers practical help and support to families and carers, including information, advice, short breaks and family events. For more information please visit www.sense.org.uk