Make an LPA Online
Create an account to make an LPA. There is help and guidance at each step and you are able to save your forms and complete them later before reviewing your answers, collecting signatures and sending off to the Office of the Public Guardian be registered.
ADA - Advance Decisions Assistance
Charity based website offering free 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
Making an Advance Decision to refuse Treatment (ADRT/Living Will) with the Toolboxx Ltd Web portal in association with Leaving Gracefully
An online service that supports the preparation of your Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (Living Will) documentation. An easy to use format that clearly explains each step of the process, asking relevant questions and explaining terminology along the way, enabling you to save and store your answers in order to return and complete the document at a later time. Once completed, a final document is generated that clearly states all your wishes, which can then be shared with those whom you have allocated to speak on your behalf, such as the Attorneys set out in your LPA.
(There is a cost for using this service that is offered from an outside organisation - Trust Inheritance)
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
Age UK - Information on making a 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.
The Digital Legacy Association
The Digital Legacy Association is a professional body dedicated to raising the quality of end of life care in all areas relating to digital asset and digital legacy. Their mission is to help ensure that everyone’s end of life wishes are met both in the real world and the digital realm. They offer support to the general public by continuing to develop standards, frameworks and toolkits with charities and organisations that address end of life.
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
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
End of life admin made simple. A free service offering death notification to inform all companies in one go. Request account closure, transfer or amendment, obtain date of death balances for probate and track everything through to completion in one central place.
MPS - (Mailing Preference Service)
The MPS will prevent the receipt of unsolicited direct mailings sent from member companies of the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) and also take steps towards preventing the receipt of unsolicited direct mailings from companies which are non-DMA members.
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
Scattering of Ashes
For more information, visit the Funeral Choice website
Any further questions may be answered by looking at this leaflet Funeral Practices and for further questions, contact the Environment Agency
www.environment-agency.gov.uk Tel. 0845 988 1188