People in Cheltenham invited to find out more about planning future care

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People in Cheltenham are invited to find out more about planning future care this Tuesday 24th February at Sandfields care home on St George’s Road.

The team at Sandfields are joining forces with Andrew Page, Financial Planner at Ashcourt Rowan for a free information-led event which will provide guidance on funding long term care – whether caring for someone in their own home or looking at care homes. 

According to Home Manager, Ruth Baggs, an ageing population means there is a growing need to open up access to expert advice for those who are planning future care for loved ones.  “It was recently revealed that by 2030 there will be more than two million people aged 65 and over in the UK with no child living nearby to give care if needed*.  This means more and more people will be worrying about the future care of loved ones and, of course, how the care is going to be funded is one of the most important practical considerations.

“At Care UK, we understand that having access to the right information and clearly delivered advice can help families make sense of the options available to them.  We have therefore invited Andrew along to lead this free seminar at Sandfields.  As a trusted professional with a wealth of experience in matters surrounding the funding of care, we are sure Andrew will help to transform the experiences of many who are looking into planning care for the future.”

After the seminar there will be a question and answer session. Visitors can also take the opportunity to meet the care team at Sandfields and to look around the care home if they wish.

Copies of Care UK’s ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’ will be available for visitors to take away.  The guide has been designed to help friends and relatives overcome the challenges they may face in having conversations and general interactions with those living with dementia.

Compiled by professional carers, families affected by dementia, and specialists in the field, ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’ highlights the essential role of regular contact and verbal and non-verbal communication for people living with dementia in order to lead more enjoyable and fulfilling lives.

For more information or to book a space at the ‘planning care for the future’ event, please call Sandfields Home Manager, Ruth Baggs on 01242 258800 or email

Care UK runs 114 care homes and also provides care for thousands of people living in their own homes.  For more general information, please go to

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