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Advance Decisions >

allow you to set out your decisions and choices about refusing medical treatment in certain situations, should you lose the mental capacity to make these decisions in the future.

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Arranging a funeral >

There are many different types of funerals to choose from and financial help may be available.
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Bereavement >

The death of someone close to you, whether it was expected or sudden, can be an extremely difficult time, and you will experience many different emotions. Help is available.
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Bereavement Benefit >

is a payment that may be made following the death of your husband, wife or civil partner.
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Donating your body to science >

There are many options for what happens to your body or organs after you die. Donating your body for scientific research is an option.
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Making Decisions (Mental Capacity) >

Some people may have difficulties making decisions. This could be due to a learning disability, dementia, a mental health problem, or a brain injury
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Palliative care >

is the care and support of people with a serious progressive illness. It also includes care for their families.
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Power of Attorney >

is a legal document, which authorises one or more people to handle your finances. You can set up a Power of Attorney for a limited time, or to deal with a specific situation.
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When someone dies: a practical guide >

Here’s a helpful guide of practical issues that you made need to consider and act upon following the death of a loved one.

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Where to get legal advice >

Find out more about places where you can receive legal advice on the Isle of Wight
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Wills >

If you die without making a will, known as ‘dying intestate’, it can become complicated for the people that you leave behind to carry out your wishes.
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