The Choice Not Chance campaign
Today the Ministry of Justice has launched a public awareness raising campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of planning for the future.
The #ChoiceNotChance campaign encourages people to make an active choice on an issue that many people avoid thinking about, and take out Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and ensure they have a legal will.
Having a LPA and a will in place is an important part of planning for the future and gives people peace of mind, knowing that their choices will be respected. Encouraging people to sign up to the organ donor register ensures people’s choices do count.
The campaign is made up of three strands;
Making a will;
Writing a will, and ensuring it is legally binding, ensures that an individual’s wishes are carried out. It allows an individual to choose who inherits their estate and who will deal with distributing the estate. Having a will in place also allows the individual to appoint a guardian to look after any minor children left without a parent.
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
Setting up a LPA is easy and it allows an individual to choose who will act on their behalf and make important decisions on finance, property and well-being should they ever lose capacity, even on a temporary basis.
Signing up to the Organ Donor Register
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Three people die every day because there aren’t enough organ donors.