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Age UK Wiltshire offers free and comprehensive information on a wide range of subjects.

We can help you identify the problem, explain the choices available and help you decide what you want to do. We may be able to provide individual support if you need further help to resolve the problem.

As you get older, there are lots of questions you may have about planning for later life such as what to do if you can no longer manage your affairs or what help is available should you need it.  Our team can help you answer these questions and more.    

Our services

  • We can provide information on Power of Attorney, wills and dealing with an estate.  We can explain the difference between powers of attorney, advance decisions and wills and why you may consider getting them.  
  • Free Legal affairs service - free telephone appointments with a specialist volunteer to help you understand more about the areas of Wills, Power of Attorney and Dealing with an estate. Appointments must be booked in advance. Please note this does not constitute legal advice.

How we deliver the service

  • Telephone information, including appointments
  • Email information
  • Information guides and factsheets 

Our resources

  • Power of attorney

    A power of attorney is a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to make decisions for you, if you can’t make them yourself – or if you don’t want to. You can only create an LPA if you have mental capacity to do so and you haven’t been put under any pressure.

    There are 2 types and you can opt to make one or both: ‘Property and financial affairs’ and ‘Health and Welfare’. There is more information, including where to get the forms, fees, and the registration process in Age UK’s info guide

  • Wills

    A will can ensure that your money, property, possessions and investments (known as your estate) go to the people and causes you care about. Age UK's guide includes everything you need to know to make the process of writing or updating your will as simple as possible.

    If you are struggling with managing your affairs because of a long-term health condition or disability, then you could be eligible for other help. A person may be entitled to a disability benefit and a free assessment from the local authority to get some aids and equipment fitted free of charge.

Information & Advice - your suggestions and feedback

Demand for our Information & Advice service is growing and we’re keen to expand our services so we can support as many people as possible across Wiltshire and Swindon. We would welcome your ideas on how you think we should do this.

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Can't find what you are looking for?

If you are looking for something specific, or you are not sure what kind of support or advice you need, our frequently asked questions page has answers to the most common questions we receive.

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