Power of Attorney sessions

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Angus Council is set to hold a number of events for local people to find out more about having Power of Attorney granted to a trusted relative or friend.

Many people are unaware that if they become ill or injured and are unable to make decisions for themselves, no one else can do this on their behalf unless they have been given Power of Attorney.

You can grant power of attorney to anyone over 16 - a friend, family member, neighbour or even a professional you trust.

Having a Power of Attorney in place can ensure that your wishes are carried out quickly without prolonged legal negotiations.

As part of the Start the Conversation campaign to raise awareness about Power of Attorney, the council are holding information sessions at local libraries.

So if you would like to prepare for the future, pop along to one of the sessions where an expert will be on hand to give advice and answer any questions you might have. Sessions take place at the following times and locations:

Arbroath Library -‒ Monday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Montrose Library -‒ Tuesday January 27, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Monifieth Library -‒ Thursday, January 29, from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m.

Start the Conversation is being funded by the Scottish Government, and supported by NHS Tayside, Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross Councils and local law firms.

Information can also be accessed online, at the My Power of Attorney website, www.mypowerofattorney.org.uk.