Seeing what will happen in our future is not something many of us are able to do. Knowing if we are going to need help with day to day tasks or finances is not something we like to think about or plan for.

But in preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney we are not setting up for the inevitable, but simply assuring ourselves that if we cannot cope on our own, at any stage in the future, that we have appointed someone who can help with our finances or deal with our health and welfare decisions if we no longer can.