Did you know that if you lose the ability to make certain decisions for yourself, about your health and welfare or financial affairs, a lasting power of attorney (LPA) will protect you and your future – letting the people you trust quickly, easily and legally step in?

You are invited to find out more at a FREE question and answer webinar with The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) on Thursday 21 November from 2.30-4pm at either of the following venues:

  • Cypriot Centre, Earlham Grove, N22 5HJ
  • Selby Centre, Selby Road, N17 8JL

Come along to hear more about how an LPA works, whether it might be right for you and why it is important when planning for the future.

Other interesting facts:

  • 73% of people think if a couple have a joint bank account and one person is unable to make decisions for themselves, their partner can legally make decisions for them both. This is untrue. An LPA will however give you consent to access joint funds to pay and monitor financial aspects of a joint account.
  • 72% of people think your next of kin always gets the final say in treatment decisions at hospital, if you can’t make them yourself. This is untrue. Medical decisions need the specific, agreed consent of the person involved, before a next of kin can make treatment or welfare choices on someone else’s behalf.

Find out more at powerofattorney.campaign.gov.uk or call 0300 456 0300

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