Please note: this is a chargeable service. Details of the fees are included at the bottom of the page. 

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We all wonder, occasionally, what would happen if we had an accident or an illness that meant we couldn’t make our own decisions any longer. Who would make those decisions for us?

With a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), you can appoint one or more people whom you trust to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf, should the worst happen.

Types of LPA

There are two types of LPA:

  • health and welfare, giving your attorney the power to make decisions about things like medical care; moving into a care home; and, life-sustaining treatment, and
  • property and financial affairs, giving your attorney the power to make decisions about money and property for you, for example: managing a bank or building society account; paying bills; collecting benefits or a pension; and, selling your home.

You can choose to make one type or both.

We would recommend that everyone consider arranging an LPA. Should you become seriously ill or injured, it can be very difficult for family members, including a spouse or partner, to access finances or influence medical decisions without the legal authority granted to them by the LPA.

Our service

Our Lasting Power of Attorney service is available to adults living in the Western Bay region. This includes Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.

Our dedicated legal advisor will help you to understand the process, choose your attorneys, and ensure that everything is in place before the document(s) is registered.

The fees for our service do not include the cost of registering the document.

Cost

It costs £110 to register each LPA – reductions and exemptions are available.

Our fees

  • Help to draw up one Lasting Power of Attorney – £100
  • Help to draw up both Lasting Power of Attorneys – £150

For more information on our service and how we can help you, call 01792 64 88 66 or email enquiries@agecymruswanseabay.org.uk.

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