Health and Welfare
This personal welfare document deals with matters relating to your social and health care needs. If in the future you lack the ability to look after your own wellbeing, this document will entitle your Health and Welfare Attorney(s) to make choices on the following types of things:
- Deciding where you live.
- Day to day decisions about what you will eat or the clothes you wear.
- Decisions about medical care and the treatment you will receive.
- Deciding when and where you will go on holiday.
- Deciding what social activities you might participate in.
You have the option of placing restrictions in the above Lasting Power of Attorney but these documents can only be used after they have been accepted and registered with the Public Guardianship Office.
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Property & Financial Affairs
These documents are at least as important as having a professionally written Will. Whilst we look to get our affairs in order when we die we seldom consider the consequences of what might happen should we become unable to look after ourselves, whether this is through dementia, or loss of mental faculties through an accident or illness. Who would look after your affairs – or put it another way, who has legal authority to access your finances or deal with your property when you are the only person authorised to? Without this cover, your loved ones do not have any authority to handle your affairs and have to apply to the Court of Protection to gain legal permission.
All this takes a significant amount of time and money. Lasting Powers of Attorney documents should be viewed as an insurance policy you can take out should you suffer a problem some time in the future, leaving you unable to look after yourself. These documents allow you to appoint people you trust, such as members of your family or friends, who can step in and make decisions on your behalf.