Power of Attorney

Did you know that if you become unable to make decisions for yourself - because of illness or injury for example - no-one else can make those decisions for you, unless you have given them legal powers to do so?

Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, together with local law firms, Alzheimer Scotland and Scottish Care, have joined forces to raise awareness about the importance of having a Power of Attorney.

Everyone is being encouraged to "Start the Conversation" with their loved ones as the first step to giving Power of Attorney to someone they trust.

Power of Attorney can cover your financial affairs (e.g. managing your bank account) and your welfare (e.g. deciding where you will live if you are no longer able to decide for yourself).

The Law Society of Scotland's database lists solicitors in your area specialising in Power of Attorney.

For more information please visit the website My Power of Attorney.