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Lasting Power of Attorney (s)

A Lasting Power of Attorney is the only way to ensure important decisions are made on your behalf by someone you trust, should you ever be unable to do so.  It gives the people you trust full control over decisions regarding your finances and/or your health and welfare, acting in your best interests at a time when you are unable to make these decisions for yourself, or choose not to make them any longer.

Putting these measures in place now can provide peace of mind and protection for you and your family in the future.

There are two types of LPA:

Health and Welfare LPA

This allows you to plan ahead by choosing one or more people to make decisions on your behalf regarding your personal healthcare and welfare. You can decide to give your Attorney the power to make decisions about any or all of your health and welfare matters. This could involve some significant decisions, such as:

  • Giving or refusing consent to particular types of health care, including medical treatment decisions.
  • Whether you continue to live in your own home, perhaps with help and support from social services, or whether residential care would be more appropriate for you.

The Property and Financial Affairs LPA

This allows you to plan ahead by choosing one or more people to make decisions on your behalf regarding your property and financial affairs. You can appoint a property and financial affairs Attorney to manage your finances and property whilst you still have capacity as well as when you lack capacity. For example, it may be easier for you to give someone the power to carry out tasks such as paying your bills or collecting your benefits or other income. 

This might be easier for lots of reasons: you might find it difficult to get about or to talk on the telephone, or you might be out of the country for long periods of time. You can decide to give your Attorney(s) the power to make decisions about any or all of your property and financial affairs matters such as: 

  • Paying your bills.
  • Collecting your benefits.
  • Selling your house.
  • Drawing down further funds from an equity release plan. 

How we can help

Community Care Direct have teamed up with Freshfield Financial Services to offer you a comprehensive service. A specialist Estate Planner will discuss your LPA requirements over the phone to find the best solution for you.

Once the finer points have been discussed, the Freshfield Financial Services team draft the appropriate documents to be sent to you to approve, sign, and have witnessed. A step by step guide is provided to help you through this process and your dedicated Estate Planner is also always on hand should you need any help. The whole process can be carried out from the comfort of your own home, without any need to visit costly solicitors.

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