3. Make a lasting power of attorney

Fill in the forms online to create a lasting power of attorney.

You don’t have to fill it in all at once. You can save it securely and come back as many times as you need to.

You’ll be able to:

  • see all the steps that you need to take
  • get help and guidance at each step
  • review your answers and fix any mistakes

You need to print out the forms and sign them when you’ve finished. You also need to get other people to sign them, including the attorneys and witnesses.


Contact the Office of the Public Guardian to get details of organisations that can help you use the online service if:

  • you don’t have a computer or internet access
  • you want to use the online service but need some help

Office of the Public Guardian
customerservices@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 456 0300
Textphone: 0115 934 2778
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am to 5pm
Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
Find out about call charges

If you can’t use the online forms

You can download and fill in the forms. Print them out when you’ve finished.

Alternatively, ask for the forms to be posted to you.

Sign the completed forms. You’ll also need to get other people to sign them, including the attorneys and witnesses. Send them to the address on the form.

You must register your lasting power of attorney or your attorney won’t be able to make decisions for you. Your attorney can also register it for you - you’ll be told if they do and you can object to the registration.

Get help making a lasting power of attorney

You can get someone else to use the online tool or fill in the paper forms on your behalf, eg a solicitor.

You’ll need to sign the forms when they’re finished. You’ll also need to get other people to sign them, including the attorneys and witnesses.