lasting power of attorney ( LPA ) is a legal document that lets you (the 'donor') appoint one or more people (known as 'attorneys') to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. ... You must be 18 or over and have mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions) when you make your LPA .

This document gives you the peace of mind knowing that your nominated individual will carry out your wishes and act on your behalf when you are no longer capable, in matters such as health and wellbeing, and or financial decision making