It can be reassuring to know that, if you are unable to make a decision for yourself in the future, the person you choose will make these decisions for you.

Making an LPA ensures that the person you want to make decisions for you will be able to do so.

This prevents a stranger, or someone you may not trust, from having this power.

Making an LPA now will make things easier for your family and friends in future.

It will be more expensive, difficult and time-consuming for them to get the authority to act on your behalf when you are not able to give it.

Making an LPA can start discussions with your family or others about what you want to happen in the future.