May 8-14th is Dying Matters Awareness Week designed to highlight the importance of discussing death and bereavement.
Last years campaign focused on the difficulties people have in preparing for death and, as reported in the Telegraph, with 83% of Brits in this position it highlighted the importance of “the discussion”.
This year’s campaign is focused on “what you can do”, aimed at giving people easy steps to prepare for end of life.
Write your Will, figures released in 2016 show that over half of Brits do not have a Will. Your Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes after your death are adhered to, not only does this give peace of mind, it offers protection for your family and assets.
Unmarried couples, despite the length of their relationship, still are not recognised in the eyes of the law but writing your partner into your Will guarantees they will be given a share of your Assets. Read our article on writing a Will to find out what to do next.
Prepaid Funeral Plans, with the average cost of a funeral at over £3,000 it is already expensive, yet over the next 20 years this cost will rise to over £12,000. Organising your funeral before you die is the easiest way to relieve the financial burden and stress of paying for your funeral. It also ensures it is tailored exactly as you want it.
LCS have a special offer of £100 discount on Dignity Guaranteed Funeral Plans and, purchasing one today ensures the cost is frozen at today’s prices and won’t be subject to the inflation that will inevitably occur.
Future care, Organising your Lasting Power of Attorney is the best way to ensure you receive the care you desire if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being unable to make decisions for yourself. Appointing someone you trust to make these important decisions gives you and your family peace of mind and confidence for the future.
As it’s important for this to be in place before you lose capacity, take advantage NOW of our 2 for 1 offer on all Powers of Attorney (local and telephone appointments only).
Speak to your loved ones, Death comes to us all so ensure your family are aware of your wishes by talking to them. Although it will be a hard conversation, not discussing this could make it harder for them when the inevitable happens. Use humour, or recent media topics to break the ice. Take the opportunity to highlight what you want and, more importantly, what you don’t want.
To take advantage of our special offers, and for information regarding all of our services, contact LCS NOW on 0345 017 8250. It’s never too soon or too late to talk.