Don’t leave important questions to chance
Set up a power of attorney to give a loved one the right to act on your behalf
Why you should make a power of attorney
If you have an accident or fall ill, you could be left unable to make decisions about your medical treatment or your finances. This could mean that your home falls into disrepair, or that you can’t access the best care.
A power of attorney makes sure that people you care about and trust have the authority to act in your best interests.
Which power of attorney is right for you?
The type of power of attorney that’s right for you depends on what decisions you want to appoint someone to make for you, and which UK nation you live in.
- Option 1: Property and financial
Use this to give people you trust the power to make decisions about things such as:
– The cash in your bank accounts and any investments
– Paying your bills (like your home and car insurance)
– Looking after, buying and selling your home
- Option 2: Health and welfare
- Use this to give someone you trust the power to make decisions about things such as:The medical treatment you should have
- Where you should live if you need full-time care
- Your daily routine (like meals and activities)
- If an illness or accident means you’re unable to
- Option 3: Combined
Use this to give someone you trust the power to make decisions about:
- Your property and financial matters
– Your health and welfare if you’re unable to