This factsheet looks at how you can arrange for other people to make decisions about your health, care and finances if you think you may lose the mental capacity to do this in future. This is usually family members or friends, but it could be a professional such as a solicitor.
You create this power by setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). It can be arranged via a Deputyship, if required, where no LPA has been arranged. A person can become an Appointee to deal with your social security benefits.