Taking Control: Illness and Dying

making-plans-cartoonDon’t leave things to chance. Get help now to put your affairs in order and ease the burden on those you care most about.

Why bother? Having a clear sense of your wishes and doing as much as possible to plan ahead can save those close to you unnecessary stress and cost in the long run and give everyone freedom to get on with living now.

Download a checklist to give you an idea of practical arrangements that can be made. It is useful whether you may want to make plans for yourself or to help a friend or relative make plans – use it as a starting point for discussions with your family.

Thinking about what to do and how to go about it may not be easy. Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) advisers can help you work out what you want to do and can provide advice and information to help you make decisions, complete forms, prepare to visit a solicitor if you need to do this and to discuss your plans with those close to you. Get in touch to arrange an initial appointment.

Checklists to help with a visit to your solicitor

Checklists to help organise your affairs

Leaflets

Links to other useful sources of information

General

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

A charity offering bereavement information and support to adults and children, including face-to-face counselling at offices around Scotland including local offices in Highland and Moray region.
Phone: 0845 600 22 27 (9.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Email: info@crusescotland.org.uk
Web: www.crusescotland.org.uk