Office of the Public Guardian

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.

This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions (you ‘lack mental capacity’).

Guidance on how to make, register or end an LPA

 

Office of the Public Guardian’s lasting power of attorney campaign

The Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG) lasting power of attorney (LPA) campaign  promotes the importance and benefits of making an LPA. The campaign also clears up some of the myths around LPAs. Click on the pictures below for full-sized versions of the campaign posters and leaflets.

 

       

 

Further information is available from the Office of the Public Guardian here:

Lasting Power of Attorney OPG Campaign