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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) – Health and Welfare

The Donor must have mental capacity to understand the document and the powers that he/she is giving to the Attorney(s).

The Donor can appoint up to four Attorneys who must each be over the age of 18 years. Ideally the Donor will appoint first Attorney(s) and then replacement Attorney(s). The LPA must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before the Attorney(s) have authority to act. The LPA for Health and Welfare can only come into effect (even after registration) if the Donor has become mentally incapable on a decision by decision basis of dealing with his/her health and welfare matters.

An LPA for Health and Welfare gives your Attorney(s) the ability to make choices about where you live, how you live, decisions about your welfare and even about life sustaining treatment. All Attorney decisions must be made ‘in your best interests’. It is important to have an LPA in place so that your Attorney(s) can voice your opinions regarding your health and welfare decisions when you are no longer able to do so, rather than ‘strangers’ making decisions on your behalf.

An LPA for Health and Welfare is incredibly important because it gives you a ‘voice’ through your Attorney(s) at a time when you are at your most vulnerable.

Please contact Trudy Rogers on 01635 569670 or email on for further information.