Having a Power of Attorney can be just as important, if not more important, than having a Will. However, far more people have Wills than Powers of Attorney. Accidents happen and there have been a number of recent, high profile cases, which highlight the importance of"starting the conversation" about Powers of Attorney. Doing so will make sure that you have plans in place to deal with your financial and welfare matters if you become temporarily or permanently incapacitated.
Currently Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, together with Alzheimer Scotland and Scottish Care, are running a campaign,"Start the Conversation", promoting the importance of having a Power of Attorney. The campaign is up and running across various platforms including television, Twitter and Facebook. We endorse the Start The Conversation campaign.
Over the coming weeks we will be providing a number of posts on Powers of Attorney, and other measures in relation to your health and welfare, to help you plan for the future. In the meantime, please visit our Power of Attorney page for a fuller explanation of what a Power of Attorney is and when you might need it.