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Planning for the future

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Everyone should be planning for their future.

Talking to friends, family and professionals can help you clarify your wishes and guide:

  • your future care
  • reduce the potential for confusion or conflict
  • and provide peace of mind

In Scotland this is called “Anticipatory Care Planning”. In Northern Ireland, professionals talk about “Advance Care Planning”.

Across the UK there are websites to help you. We’ve listed useful links at the bottom of this page.

As well as well as health/clinical issues, you might want to consider:

  • legal issues – such as setting up a power of attorney and making a will
  • personal issues – such as funeral wishes and how you want children to be cared for
  • financial issues – like pensions and planning for retirement or paying for future care

Useful links

If you find links we should add to this list, please let us know. Email: communications@ilf.scot

Also explore

Get more useful advice in our blog and news sections.

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