Power of Attorney

Continuing & Welfare Power of Attorney (C & W) – putting you in control

A Continuing & Welfare Power of Attorney gives someone you trust – usually your spouse/partner, a relative or friend – the power to act on your behalf if you aren’t able to do so yourself due to mental or physical incapacity.

This MUST be put in place when you are fit and able to do so as it cannot be done if you have lost capacity or been diagnosed with an illness which compromises your capacity to make decisions

Everyone should have a power of attorney!

Powers of Attorney are used for dozens of different reasons, from a broken bone (making it difficult to get about) to a minor heart attack or stroke (which you may make a full recovery from but require help during your convalescence) to an extended hospital stay to suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia or another illness which affects your mental capacity.

Without Power of Attorney in place, your spouse/partner and family have no authority or ability to deal with any of your Bank Accounts, Building Society Accounts, Insurances, Pensions, Savings etc. Neither are they in a legal position to deal with medical professionals to make decisions on your welfare i.e medications, treatments, operations and care.