Your options to prepare a Continuing/Welfare Power of Attorney in Scotland

1: Do it yourself

Read the information provided by the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland. Download the forms from, or complete the forms online at the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland.

2: Allied Services Trust Charity

If you do not have the confidence or the facility to complete the form yourself and/or you do not have the funds to pay a commercial entity Allied Services Trust can assist.

3: Pay a Commercial entity

Instruct a solicitor or other provider to help you prepare the Continuing and/or Welfare Power of Attorney and the registration documents. Charges vary in the commercial sector.

Be Aware: Registration Fee

At the point of registering your Continuing and/or Welfare Power of Attorney a fee is payable to the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland. If you are on a low income or certain benefits you may qualify for a remission or exemption of the registration fee. The registration fee is your responsibility.

Important: Jurisdiction

If you hold assets or if you live or are likely to need treatment or care in England and Wales, you should consider preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney. Continuing and Welfare Powers of Attorney are not recognised in England and Wales. Click here

Consider: Administration Fees

If you choose to appoint a professional Attorney from a commercial entity they will charge for the administration service that they provide. You should consider how you will pay your professional Attorney.  If you need help for a long time costs will be your responsibility and can deplete your assets considerably.