Legal Services Agency (LSA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion LSA’s Mental Health Legal Representation Project have recently commissioned an updated Power of Attorney leaflet.
LSA`s Mental Health Representation Project provides specialist legal advice and assistance to people with mental ill health, dementia and acquired brain injury. The Project also assists their relatives and carers.
The Project’s ‘Powers of Attorney: Planning for the Future’ leaflet is designed to be an easy to read guide to making a Power of Attorney in order to assist people thinking of making a Power of Attorney and is especially aimed at people who have mental ill health, dementia, acquired brain injury or learning disability. The Project hopes that the leaflet will encourage the use of Powers of Attorney as a means of empowerment.
The leaflet available here will be officially launched at an event from 5 - 7pm on the 29th January 2014 at Fleming House, Glasgow, with speakers Ronnie Franks of Legal Services Agency, Sandra McDonald of the Office of Public Guardian, and Dr Donald Lyons from the Mental Welfare Commission.