Property and finance & Health and Welfare ~ LPA - Overview information.                          

LPA forms to download

LPA Forms in order to prepare your own LPA

Office of Public Guardian

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

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  

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

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

Making a Will

An overview of making a will, writing a will, making sure your will is legal and updating your will.

Money Saving Expert

Advice on how to cheaply make a will

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.


A charity based UK organisation offering support to the over 50' and older community.   Tel:0800 678 1602

The Law Society

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

SOLLA - Society Of Later Life Advisers

Support in finding trusted and accredited Financial Advisers who understand financial needs of later life.

Wills, probate and inheritance

Government information on what has to be done

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.                                         


The Good Funeral Guide

The Good Funeral Guide is an independent, not-for-profit information resource for funeral advice.

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

Dying Matters

Raising awareness of death and dying and encouraging the conversation - Lots of information

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.

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

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.

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

Government help to pay for a funeral

There is a fund available to support with funeral costs if you are on a low income

What to do after someone dies

Government website information on all that has to be legally done when someone dies

Body Donation

For more information and to find your local medical school, visit the HTA (Human Tissue Authority)