Lasting powers of attorney
Over 3 million people (young or old) in the UK lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves due to dementia, mental health difficulties, brain injuries or other illnesses. With an ageing population the numbers continue to increase.
If you haven’t made Lasting Power of Attorneys specifying who can look after your affairs if you lose mental or physical capacity then, the Court of Protection and Social Services will become involved, which is very often costly, unpleasant and timely.
Lasting Powers of Attorney are the only legal documents that enable you to appoint a person or people of your choice to look after your affairs.
There are two documents: Lasting Power of Attorney Property and Financial Affairs and Lasting Power of Attorney Health and Welfare
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Who would you prefer to make the following decisions about:
- The type of care you receive, giving or refusing consent to health care and medical treatment?
- What you eat, what you wear, your daily routine, where you live and who can visit you?
- Giving or refusing consent to Life-sustaining treatment, input into your care and treatment towards the end of your life?
- Maintaining or selling your property and making or selling your investments?
- Your financial affairs and how your money is spent?
- Running your bank and savings accounts?
It is important to understand that without Lasting Powers of Attorney even your closest relatives are not automatically entitled to make these decisions for you.
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