The Office of the Public Guardian has launched easier to use Lasting Power of Attorney forms
The following is from the OPA website
The improved Lasting Power of Attorney forms give the person you choose the power to make decisions about your property or personal affairs if you have an accident or illness that stops you being able to make decisions for yourself – for example a brain injury or a degenerative disease.
Speaking at the launch of the new forms, Martin John said:
‘Should you lose mental capacity, it is important to know that someone you trust will be making the important decisions about your health, welfare and finances. The new and improved Lasting Power of Attorney forms make it easier than ever to achieve the peace of mind that comes with knowing future decisions will be taken in accordance with your wishes.
‘I know that people were having difficulty with the Lasting Power of Attorney forms – they were long and users frequently made mistakes. The new forms, which will be available on our website from the 1 October, have undergone robust testing and I’m confident that people will welcome the clearer content and design of the guidance.’
You can view the new forms and guidance in the ‘Making a Lasting Power of Attorney‘ section of our website.
You can also read the press notice on the Ministry of Justice Website