Resources

Will Writing Resources


UK Government https://www.gov.uk/make-will Local solicitor or personally recommended one Institute of Professional Will Writers 0345 257 2570 www.ipw.org.uk ​Farewill - online Wills writing 0203 318 8647 www.farewill.com Beyond – online Will writing 0800 044 9454 https://beyond.life/ Citizens Advice Bureau 03444 111 444 www.cab.org Age UK 0800 678 1602 (open 8am-7pm every day of the year) https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/legal-issues/making-a-will/ Various Charities - check with your favourites, as charities often offer a Will writing service at different times throughout the




Probate


You can apply for Probate yourself or get support from other sources. UK Government www.gov.uk Local solicitors or personally recommended one. Farewill 0203 318 8647 www.farewill.com Beyond 0800 044 9454 https://beyond.life/




Funeral Planning Resources


Covid- 19 Advice on Arranging a Funeral: As of 05/04/2020, all Cemotaries in the UK are now closed to the general public and funerals are limited to 10 people. Funeral Guide https://www.funeralguide.co.uk/blog/coronavirus Church of England guidelines https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches National Association of Funeral Directors https://nafd.org.uk/funeral-advice/#COVID2019 Live streaming Funerals https://www.funeralguide.co.uk/blog/live-streaming-funerals




General Funeral planning information


Natural Death Centre http://www.naturaldeath.org.uk/ Helpline 01962 712 690 The Good Funeral Guide https://www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk/what-is-a-green-funeral/ National Association of Funeral Directors 0121 711 1343 Email: info@nafd.org.uk Website: https://nafd.org.uk/funeral-advice/#COVID2019 Farewill (Direct cremations) 0203 318 8647 www.farewill.com Human Tissue Authority (Donating body to science) https://www.hta.gov.uk/donating-your-body Live streaming Funerals https://www.funeralguide.co.uk/blog/live-streaming-funerals Coffin clubs https://coffinclub.co.uk/ Diy funerals https://www.funeralguide.co.uk/help-resources/arranging-a-funeral/funeral-guides/diy-funerals




Funeral poverty and funding information


Government (Funeral expenses payment) https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments/eligibility Charity support https://funeralcostshelp.co.uk/blog/charities-help-funeral-costs/ Crowdfunding https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ Beyond – interest free loans https://beyond.life/help-centre/funeral-costs/




Resources for Advance Decisions (ADRT) or Living Will


NHS https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/end-of-life-care/advance-decision-to-refuse-treatment/ Compassion in Dying 0800 999 2434 https://compassionindying.org.uk/ National Institute on Ageing https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/advance-care-planning-healthcare-directives NHS - Organ Donation https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ Lions International (message in a bottle for keeping medical info to be kept in your fridge) https://lionsclubs.co/MemberArea/message-in-a-bottle/ Telephone: 0121 4414544




Lasting Powers of Attorney Resources


Office of Public Guardians (OPG) Telephone 0300 456 0300 Email: customerservices@publicguardian.gov.uk Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian Address: PO Box 16185, Birmingham B2 2WH Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm Overview of a role of an Attorney https://www.gov.uk/lasting-power-attorney-duties Mental Capacity 2005 Act https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-capacity-act-code-of-practice Becoming a deputy for someone who has lost capacity (applying via Court of protection) https://www.gov.uk/become-deputy