Growing Older, Planning Ahead Cards

Conversation cards for families living with older people with learning disabilities.
To help think about the future, prepare for parental death and transitions in care.

Our team at Kingston University worked together with families and people with learning disabilities to develop these cards.

The cards are freely available. You can use them online, print them yourselves, or get them printed professionally.

Click here for online version of the cards

Click here for a printable version of the cards (home printing)

Click here for the cards formatted for professional printing

Watch this video, showing how you can use the cards:

This was part of the Growing Older, Planning Ahead study (2020-2023). Further details about the study can be found on the Growing Older, Planning Ahead Project Website.

Click here for access to two FREE online OpenLearn courses, developed from the findings of the study:
(1) A course to help family members navigate the care system as their relative gets older
(2) A course for anyone working with older people with learning disabilities (suitable for registered professionals and non-registered health and social care workers)

The Growing Older – Planning Ahead study was independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (NIHR129491). The views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.