Resources

Property and finance & Health and Welfare ~ LPA - Overview information.                                    www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/overview

LPA forms to download

LPA Forms in order to prepare your own LPA 

www.gov.uk/government/publications/make-a-lasting-power-of-attorney

Office of Public Guardian

Offers further advice on LPA and the registration process. Tel: 0300 4560300

www.publicguardian.gov.uk

Advance Decisions Assistance

Charity based website offering support in preparing an Advance Decision document - (sometimes called a Living Will or Advance Directive) It is a document that enables you to record any treatment that you do not want to receive. This website has a FAQ section and also offers information and guidance on Advance Care Plan and Advance Statement - These last two are not legally binding of themselves but offer guidance to those around you for your end of life care and more details about you and your personal preferences. Tel. 01768 775566

www.adassistance.org.uk  

NHS Choices - End of life care and planning ahead

Offering links and explanations on various topics including Lasting Power of Attorney -Advance Decision to refuse treatment - Advance Statement 

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/end-of-life-care/

ReSPECT - Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care & Treatment

For up to date information and more on the implementation of this process in the UK please visit  https://www.resus.org.uk/respect/

Making a Will

An overview of making a will, writing a will, making sure your will is legal and updating your will.  https://www.gov.uk/make-will

Money Saving Expert

Advice on how to cheaply make a will www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/free-cheap-wills

Age UK - Information on making a will

www.ageuk.org.uk/money-matters/legal-issues/making-a-will/why-make-will

NOTE: A simple mistake in a Will can have significant consequences so it is advisable to consider having a qualified professional to draft your Will wherever possible.

Age UK GB

A charity based UK organisation offering support to the older community. 0800 678 1602 www.ageuk.org.uk/contact-us/

The Law Society

An independent professional body for solicitors. Can help you find a legal professional in your area. Tel. 020 7242 1222 www.lawsociety.org.uk

Wills, probate and inheritance

Government information on what has to be done

www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance/overview

The Departure Lounge

The Departure Lounge aims to encourage a national conversation about death & dying and was developed by the Academy of Medical Sciences. It is now expanding across the UK through flat packs, an interactive website and digital campaign.                                         

Visit: www.departure-lounge.org

The Good Funeral Guide

The Good Funeral Guide is an independent, not-for-profit information resource for funeral advice. www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk/

The Natural Death Centre

A charity based organisation offering Independent Funeral Advice - information offering support in all aspects of arranging a funeral and dispelling some of the myths   www.naturaldeath.org.uk/index.php?page=home

Dying Matters

Raising awareness of death and dying and encouraging the conversation - Lots of information www.dyingmatters.org

Funeral Advisor

In association with The Natural Death Centre Charity - Funeral Advisor is a not-for-profit social enterprise aimed at supporting people to find the right funeral director for them. They are completely independent of the funeral industry. www.funeraladvisor.org.uk/

NAFD - National Association of Funeral Directors

Providing support and guidance to funeral firms and the bereaved families in their care. Representing more than 3,700 UK funeral homes nationwide.  Tel. 0845 250 8435  www.nafd.org.uk

Tell us Once

A service offered by some local authorities that will inform all Government Agencies of the death.  When you register a death - the registrar will let you know if this is available in your area. www.gov.uk/after-a-death/organisations-you-need-to-contact-and-tell-us-once

SAIF - Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors

Representing more than 900 privately owned funeral homes across the UK. By choosing a SAIF member, bereaved families can be assured of a compassionate, professional approach, under pinned by our industry leading Code of Practice. Tel. 0345 230 6777 www.saif.org.uk

Government help to pay for a funeral

There is a fund available to support with funeral costs if you are on a low income www.gov.uk/funeral-payments

What to do after someone dies

Government website information on all that has to be legally done when someone dies www.gov.uk/after-a-death/overview

Winston's Wish

Supporting children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling - National Helpline 08088 020 021 www.winstonswish.org

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