Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney – This type of LPA covers decisions about your health, medical care and where you live. It can only be used if that person is incapable of dealing with such matters themselves.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is not valid until it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), who will check to be sure that everything is correct and raise any queries.
Remember, the role of an attorney involves a great deal of power and responsibility, so it is important that you trust the people you choose. Think carefully about whether there is someone who you believe would be able to carry out this role and make decisions in your best interests. Give the person time to think about whether they wish to accept the role of being an attorney, to make sure that they are making the right decision. Your attorney could be a family member, a friend, your spouse, partner or civil partner. Alternatively, they could be a professional, such as a solicitor.