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All planning ahead articles

Advance Decisions

allow you to set out your decisions and choices about refusing medical treatment in certain situations, should you lose the mental capacity to make these decisions in the future.

Arranging a funeral

There are many different types of funerals to choose from and financial help may be available.

Donating your body to science

There are many options for what happens to your body or organs after you die. Donating your body for scientific research is an option.

Making decisions and your mental capacity

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

Managing someone else’s affairs

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.

Where to get legal advice

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

Wills

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.