Increasing knowledge to improve the uptake of Power of Attorney (PoA)

Sharing resources and recording from the Community Care and Dementia Learning System webinar providing practical advice to better understand and support uptake of PoA.

We were delighted to have 355 attendees from health, social care and the third sector join us from across Scotland for our lunchtime webinar on Tuesday 13 December. The aim of the webinar was to improve frailty and dementia practitioner knowledge and understanding in order to encourage and support earlier uptake of Power of Attorney (PoA)

About Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you grant someone else the power to run your affairs for you if you become mentally incapacitated in the future for any reason, through an accident or illness, such as dementia.

There are two kinds of Power of Attorney which will help if you become mentally incapacitated:

  • Continuing (financial) Power of Attorney - which allows someone to look after your money and property
  • Welfare Power of Attorney - which allows someone to decide about your personal welfare, such as medical and care decisions.

The person who gives someone else the powers to make decisions on their behalf is called ‘the granter’ and the person who is given the powers is called ‘the attorney’. 


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