Lasting power of attorney - Health and welfare

A Lasting power of attorney - health and welfare, and all the documents you need to register it

About this service

This document allows you to nominate up to six people to make decisions about your health and social welfare in the event that you can no longer do so yourself. You can also set restrictions and leave guidance on what decisions they can make. Once completed, this document must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). However, a separate fee will be payable to the OPG. Once registered, the power comes into effect when you lose the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself (e.g. you are comatose or suffering from dementia).

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    • 1 Your document reviewed by our solicitors within 3 working days
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  • LP1H Lasting power of attorney for health and welfare
    If some day you are no longer able to look after your own health and welfare (i.e. your social and healthcare needs), this document will give that power to another person, called your 'attorney'. Once the power comes into effect, your attorney (or attorneys) will have the legal authority to act on your behalf in matters relating to your health and welfare, subject to any restrictions you place on them. Your attorney(s) will only be able to act when you lack the capacity to do so yourself, for example, if you are ill, unconscious or because of the onset of a condition such as dementia.

    You will need to register this document with the Office of the Public Guardian, who will charge a fee for this.

    This document can only be used in England or Wales.
  • LP1H Registration sections
    You only need to use this form if you have used our 'LP1H Lasting power of attorney for health and welfare' (LPA) but did not want to register it straight away. In this case, sections 12-15 in your LPA will be blank. You can use this document to complete a fresh copy of those sections, and add them to your LPA in place of the blank sections. You can then send your LPA to the Office of the Public Guardian for registration (they will charge a fee for this). If your LPA already has sections 12-15 completed, you do not need to use this form.
  • LP3 Notice of intention to register a lasting power of attorney
    Before registering a lasting power of attorney (LPA) you have to use this form to notify certain people of your intention to register it. These people, if any, will be listed in the LPA. This document will create a copy of the form for each person listed, for you to send to them.

Before you begin

Read our Guide to making a power of attorney to learn more about the process and how you can prepare.

This service takes about 45 minutes

You can try the service out beforehand, and can save your progress at any time and come back to the document later.

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  1. 1 Fill in a questionnaire online Answer the straightforward questions at your convenience
  2. 2 Submit to our solicitors Our solicitors will advise you and approve your document
  3. 3 Print and sign your document Once approved, simply print and sign your document

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