3.4 What is enduring power of attorney?

This is a legal document which must be drawn up by a solicitor, and allows the individual who has the capacity to do so, to choose other people to make decisions on their behalf about their property and financial affairs.

You can read more in the UK government’s overview about power of attorney [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Enduring power of attorney will be applicable only if the individual:

  • loses mental capacity to make their own decisions about their finances and property
  • or if they are no longer physically able to manage their financial affairs.

3.3 What is advance care planning (ACP)?

3.5 What is an advance decision to refuse treatment?