My Power of Attorney

in North Ayrshire

In North Ayrshire

Our vision is that all people who live in North Ayrshire are able to have a safe, healthy and active lifestyle.

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership is responsible for community-based health and social care services in North Ayrshire, including services at Ayrshire Central Hospital and Woodland View.

We provide a range of services for children, adults and older people in North Ayrshire, along with criminal justice services. Some services are provided across Ayrshire. The services are provided by the Partnership or purchased from another provider of community-based health and social care services. Working together we are made up of:

  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Third sector organizations (represented by TSI North Ayrshire)
  • Independent care organizations (represented by Scottish Care)

Our community based health and social care services are for people throughout their life: from birth through childhood, teenage years and adulthood.

Having a Power of Attorney lets you plan what you want another person to do for you in the future, should you become incapable of making decisions about your own affairs.

PoA is a written document which includes a certificate signed either by a solicitor who can practise law in Scotland or by a registered UK medical doctor who holds a licence to practise.

There are 3 types:

  • Continuing PoA – gives powers to deal with money and/or property
  • Welfare PoA – gives powers to make decisions around health or personal welfare matters
  • Combined PoA – gives continuing and welfare powers

More information is available via Office of the Public Guardian (Scotland) and My Power of Attorney in Scotland