What happens when someone is sectioned?

The Mental Health Act 1983 applies to the care and treatment of people who may need treatment against their wishes. The rights of a person who is detained are spelled out in the act, which discusses what should happen to protect the individual and the public. It’s...

Insurance cover and mental health

Many people find that buying insurance provides financial security and peace of mind. For example, you could get insurance to cover medical costs in case you become unwell, or travel insurance in case you lose your passport or something is stolen while you’re on...

Pre Paid Funeral Plans

It’s never pleasant to consider death – but as a nation it’s a subject we’ve avoided discussing for many years. Increasingly however families are finding themselves in financial trouble and emotional turmoil as a result of this lack of discussion. In this article we...

Advance Decision (Living Will) pack

Compassion in Dying has launched a new Advance Decision pack. It allows people to record any treatments that they do not want to be given in the future, in case they later become unable to make or communicate decisions. It enables people to remain at the heart of...

The pitfalls of DIY probate

…and why you should use a professional With the huge increase in internet use and the wealth of information that can be found on it, more and more people are being tempted to deal with the administration of an estate themselves. This blog sets the factors you...