Planning Ahead

Planning ahead for our future care and for after our death is something all of us can do to make sure we can share our wishes with our loved ones.

It is never too early to start planning ahead and making practical arrangements - you do not need to wait until you are unwell or over a certain age.

Planning Ahead - Newham Council

Making a Will

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If you want to be confident that your wishes will be followed after you die, it is important to make a will.

Funeral Plans

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Find out how to pre-pay for your funeral.

Advance Statement and Decision

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An Advance Statement allows you to record your preferences, wishes, beliefs and values around your future care.

End of Life Care

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Find out how to get support for end of life care

Life Insurance

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This can be used to support them for a number of years, to replace lost income, or to pay off a large debt such as a mortgage.

Lasting Power of Attorney

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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to give someone you trust the legal power to make decisions on your behalf in case you later become unable to make decisions for yourself or communicate them.

Digital Assets and Legacy

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Find out how to grant your loved ones access to your online accounts after your death.

MyWishes Planning Ahead Platform

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MyWishes is a free to use, 'tech for good' platform. We will empower you to write your Last Will & Testament, safeguard your Digital Legacy, plan your Funeral, curate a Bucket List, leave Goodbye Messages and make plans for your future health and social care within an Advance Care Plan.

Organ Donation

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Find out how to make sure your wishes for organ donation are followed.

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Planning Ahead Booklet

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