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Lasting power of attorney: Your Voice, Your Decision campaign

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has launched a new campaign called Your Voice, Your Decision, to help raise awareness of a lasting power of attorney (LPA).

The OPG have said that an LPA can be made now, whilst observing government guidance around Covid.  Their website gives further clear information about LPAs and tries to dispel myths surrounding them.  For example, you might assume that your next of kin will have the final say in treatment decisions at hospital if you're unable to make the decision yourself.  This is incorrect.

The website also shows video clips of real people talking about their experiences of LPAs and also gives links to the forms that you will need to create one.  It costs £82 to do so, which is a small price to pay for peace of mind.