Writing a Will

Posted on the 24th October 2016

Writing a Will can be a daunting experience especially for parents and carers of children with exceptional health needs. Here are some organisations that can help you write a will and ensure that your loved ones will receive the right care and financial support when you are no longer around:


Mencap the charity for learning disabilities have a fantastic Wills and Trusts Servicedesigned to help parents with the vital task of providing financial stability for their child’s future.

As well as online and telephone support they run ‘Planning for the Future – Wills and Trusts’ Seminars across the country. They also have lots more downloadable resourcesto help you interpret the jargon and to help you make the best decisions for your loved ones in your will.

If you have any questions contact their Wills and Trust team at willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk

Will Aid

Will Aid is a special partnership between the legal profession and nine UK charities. Each November, you can use a local solicitor who has signed up to Will Aid and you can have peace of mind that your will has been written professionally, as well as enjoy the added feel-good factor of supporting a charity. Instead of paying your solicitor’s fee, you will be invited to make a donation to charity. The suggested voluntary donation is £95 for a basic Will or £150 for a pair of basic mirror Wills.

The campaign is now live and you can make a Will Aid appointment today find your local solicitor or visit Will Aid for more information www.willaid.org.uk

Will Relief Scotland

Each September, Scottish residents can get a will through Will Relief Scotland. This is a partnership between Scottish solicitors and four charities which specialise in development work and the relief of poverty overseas.

Suggested donations are £80 for a single, £120 for a joint and £40 to update your will. The donation is given to the solicitor to pass on to Will Relief Scotland. Find your nearest solicitor on the Will Relief Scotland site or phone 01349 830777.

We hope the above information has helped.

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