Let's Plan Ahead!

Increasing the uptake of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Health and Welfare

Oct 24 2019

Let's Plan Ahead!

Nationally the uptake of Lasting Power of Attorney Health and Welfare (LPA) is lower than expected. Working with partners, we want to improve this, and raise public awareness of the benefits of having such an arrangement in place. A LPA is not just for older people, but has benefits for the wider population in case the unforeseen should happen.

When an individual has an LPA in place, organisations that provide care and support are able to intervene quicker and more effectively. An LPA also ensure that the type of care and support provided is in line with the individual's wishes.

To promote the uptake of LPAs across Hampshire we’re working closely with West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Health Education England and the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board to launch a targeted campaign for partners and the public. Watch this space we'll be sharing more information very soon.