A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document in which you can plan ahead and appoint someone you trust (your attorney) to make decisions for you at some point in the future if you can no longer make decisions for yourself,
for example due to stroke, head injury, dementia etc.
A Lasting Power of Attorney must be made in advance; it cannot be made once a person loses capacity. It is therefore important to consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney now so that you decide who will help you in
the future in the event that you can no longer manage your own affairs.
You can appoint an attorney to help you with your property and financial affairs, for example your bank accounts, dealing with your property, paying bills, etc, and also health and welfare decisions such as where you live, medical treatment and care options.
If you lose mental capacity in the future and can no longer make decisions for yourself, your attorney can then step
in and help to make decisions for you. They must always act in your best interests and adhere to a Code of Practice as set out by the Office of the Public Guardian.
We can assist with all aspects of preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney and provide free storage where it can be
kept safely until such time as it may be needed by your attorney.