Personal welfare

This allows the person that you appoint to deal with matters relating to your personal health and welfare.

The following is not a conclusive list of what decisions can be made on your behalf:

  • day to day care including what you eat and how you dress
  • where you should live
  • who you can have contact with
  • what activities either social or otherwise that you can take part in
  • consenting or refusing to medical treatment
  • right of access to personal information

This power can only be used in circumstances  where  you have lost the ability to make a certain decision yourself.

In order to make decisions with regard to life sustaining treatment, you must expressly provide for this in the document.