Lasting Power of Attorney - question and answer sessions
Taking place at two venues on the same date and time:
- The Cypriot Centre, Earlham Grove, Wood Green, N22 5HJ
- The Selby Centre, Selby Road, Tottenham, N17 8JL
You are invited to attend a question and answer session with The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) on Thursday 21 November 2.30-4pm to hear more about the important work they do and why a lasting power of attorney (LPA) is important when planning for the future. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions. 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, even if you never need it - letting the people you trust quickly, easily and legally step in.
A health and welfare lasting power of attorney gives people the power to make decisions about things like:
- Medical care
- Moving into a care home
A finance and property lasting power of attorney gives someone you trust the power to make decisions about your money and property, for example:
- Paying bills
- Managing a bank or building society account
- Collecting benefits or a pension
Did you know?
73% of people think if a couple have a joint bank account and one person can't 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 - these can be outlined in a health and welfare LPA.
Find out more about how an LPA works and whether it might be right for you at this free event. Please share this invitation with your networks. There is no need to book but it will be useful to estimate numbers in each venue.
We look forward to seeing there.
Find out more at:
- Web: Power of Attorney website (external link)
- Tel: 0300 456 0300
Download the event flyers:
- The Cypriot Centre, Thursday 21 November 2.30-4pm (PDF, 2MB)
- The Selby Centre, Thursday 21 November 2.30-4pm (PDF, 2MB)