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Advocacy is where someone helps you to get your views and opinions heard. They can support you to access services if you are unable to do so by yourself.

It’s a good idea to think about how you will manage your new financial and legal arrangements when marrying or starting a new civil partnership in later life.

Some people have difficulties making decisions. This could be due to a learning disability, dementia, a mental health problem, or a brain injury

Plan ahead to manage your affairs.  There may be a point in your life where you are unable to manage your finances and need someone to do this for you. Or if you care for a family member or friend, you may need to step in to manage their finances and other affairs, if they are unable to do so themselves.

Power of Attorney is a legal document, which authorises one or more people to handle your finances and health and welfare. You can set up a Power of Attorney for a limited time, or to deal with a specific situation.

Find out more about places where you can receive legal advice in Newcastle.

If you die without making a Will, known as ‘dying intestate’, it can become complicated for the people that you leave behind to carry out your wishes or know your intentions.