Planning for the future
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
- Anticipatory Care Planning - NHS inform (Scotland)
- Anticipatory Care Planning Toolkit - iHub (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)
- For Now And For The Future – An Advance Care Planning Policy for Adults in Northern Ireland (Department of Health, Northern Ireland)
- Advance Care Planning: For Now And For The Future – e-Learning (Northern Ireland)
- Planning Your Own Funeral (mygov.scot)
- Power of Attorney (Office of the Public Guardian (Scotland))
- Making a will (Citizen’s Advice Scotland)
- Making a will (NI Direct, Northern Ireland)
- Get benefits if you’re nearing the end of life – gov.uk
- End of life planning – Age UK
If you find links we should add to this list, please let us know. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org