Planning for the future

If you have a child or loved one who is deafblind or has complex disabilities, you may be wondering how best to provide for them after you’re gone. Leaving money in Trust is one option you may consider and you can download a factsheet here to help you make an informed decision.

Planning for the future security of someone who is deafblind 

If you have a child or close family member who has complex disabilities, it can be difficult to think about – much less plan for – their future when you’re no longer here to look after them. Yet planning early and putting provisions into place is an important step to ensuring their future.

One way that families may want to do this is through a Trust. You may want to avoid leaving money directly to your loved one if they don’t have the capacity to manage their own money, and keep in mind that leaving them money directly could cause means-tested benefits and support packages to be cut.

For this reason, many families choose to use a Trust – a way of providing for a child or loved one without leaving money directly to them.

There are different types of Trust to choose from depending on your needs, and you will need to make decisions about who you choose as trustees. And of course we always advise getting professional help from a solicitor who has particular experience in planning for the future, for the benefit of a disabled person.

To get started, or to find out if a Trust is right for you and your family, our factsheet can provide information that is simple and easy-to-understand.

For more help and information on planning for the future of a loved one, please contact our Legacy Manager, Leesa Mathiesen:

Telephone: 0207 014 9347
Email: legacy@sense.org.uk