Today is national Power of Attorney day.

Families across Scotland are being encouraged to arrange a Power of Attorney (PoA) on behalf of their loved ones.

In the event of an illness or accident a PoA is a legal document allowing a nominated person to act or make decisions on a family member’s behalf.

Every year thousands of people across Scotland lose capacity. You can plan for your future by appointing someone with Power of Attorney.

If you are in hospital or a care environment or your own home, no one can act for you – pay bills, manage your welfare or make key decisions unless you have made your plan.

Think and act now.

For more information about about Power of Attorney please consult a lawyer or visit  Some people may be eligible for a free service.