'Start the Conversation', a campaign funded by the Scottish Government, is being launched across Tayside to raise awareness of the importance of having a Power of Attorney granted to a trusted relative or friend.
Did you know that if you become unable to make decisions for yourself - because of illness or injury for example - no-one else can make those decisions for you, unless you have given them legal powers to do so?
NHS Tayside, Angus, Dundee, Perth and Kinross Councils, together with local law firms, have joined forces to raise awareness about the importance of having a Power of Attorney. This campaign is about encouraging everyone to 'Start the Conversation' with family or those close to them as the first step to giving Power of Attorney to someone they trust.
Power of Attorney can cover your financial affairs (e.g. managing your bank account) and your welfare (e.g. deciding where you will live if you are no longer able to decide for yourself).
Posted: 12 December 2014