Power of attorney is for when you have capacity.

Every year thousands of people across Scotland lose capacity – because of an accident, a head injury, a stroke or an ongoing progressive illness. The way you can plan for your future is to appoint someone with power of attorney. Anyone over 16 years can have a power of attorney.

If you are in hospital or a care environment or even your own home, no one can act for you – pay bills, manage your welfare or make key decisions – unless you have made your plan for power of attorney.

There are three types of power of attorney (PoA):

  1. Health, welfare
  2. Money, property
  3. Both of the above

Think and act now: If ill health or an accident means you can’t make decisions for yourself, who do you want to make them for you?

Find out more at http://www.mypowerofattorney.org.uk/ http://www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk/home