Lasting Power of Attorney
With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of having a Lasting Power of Attorney has grown massively for a large number of people.
Do you and your loved ones have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place?
There are two types of LPA’s – one for your Property and Financial Affairs and one for your Health & Welfare. The guidance to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards has recently been updated within the last few weeks in light of the Corona-virus pandemic. Under this new guidance, the vaccine will be offered to someone who lacks the relevant mental capacity.
Therefore, if you (or your loved one) were not mentally well enough to consent, a health care professional would decide what is in your best interests and make the decision for you.
The pandemic has shook the world in many ways and reminded us all that no one knows what’s around the corner. This is just one of the many reasons that it’s so important that you and your loved ones have your affairs in order. For more information on making a Lasting Power of Attorney, get in touch with Suzy Bhaker through the following contact information.
0161 446 1122
Suzy Bhaker, Head of Wills & Probate.