27th November 2014 from 14:30 (for a 15:00 start) to 17:00
Ashfords LLP Solicitors, 1 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AN.
This event was held in conjunction with Compassion in Dying. The event was chaired by Baroness Greengross, and the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, and the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, gave the keynote addresses.
This event outlined the importance of information and support regarding end-of-life rights and decision-making. It also launched Compassion in Dying’s ‘My Life, My Decision’ project which aims to support older people in their decision-making on end-of-life issues. Funded by the Big Lottery and run by Compassion in Dying, this project trains advocates and professionals to inform and support older people in their decision-making on end-of-life issues. We heard findings from a pilot version of the scheme in East London, focusing on the most effective ways to support older people to take up the patient preference tools provided for by the MCA 2005.