My Living Will has merged with Age UK Camden
Published on 22 March 2021 10:32 AM
We're delighted to announce that My Living Will has merged with us at Age UK Camden. My Living Will is a charity which helps people record wishes about their later life planning and care.
A living will is a document, much like a financial will, that sets out what treatment and care people do or don’t want at the end of their life. It can include where they would prefer to be and who they would prefer to be with them.
After working closely with My Living Will for a number of years, we're pleased to be able to incorporate this vital service more closely into the roster of support we offer to the Camden Community.
Isky Gordon, Chair and Founder of My Living Will said, “My Living Will was established to give people information and help them choose the care they would like to receive at the end of their life. The merger with Age UK Camden will bring a new opportunity to encourage more older people to have important conversations about their wishes and preferences.”
Chief Executive of Age UK Camden, Nikki Morris said, “Age UK Camden has worked alongside My Living Will for many years. Becoming part of the charity enables My Living Will to sit within a larger organisation, giving it greater scope for reaching those who need its services most. For Age UK Camden it gives us greater in-house expertise on this important area of care as well as widening our portfolio of services and therefore making a bigger difference for the people we are here to look after."
“The My Living Will website has been a valuable source of specialist information and practical support to which we have signposted clients when they’ve wanted to find out more about writing a living will.
This may be those who wish to think and plan for the end of their life, those without family and friends who worry they will not have anyone to advocate on their behalf, or people with a life limiting disease such as dementia when there comes a time that decision making becomes more difficult. Living wills should always be made over time, it is not something to do quickly, and they should always be made fully informed so that people make the best decisions they can. Of course, just as with financial wills, living wills can be changed at any time.”
The My Living Will website will continue to standalone but will be co-branded and easily accessible to all people through Age UK Camden’s website. Isky Gordon will continue to support the initiative as a member of the expert panel. Creating a living will is free of charge.