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Wills and trusts
We know it can be difficult to plan for the future. Mencap can help make things easier by offering advice and suggestions about making a will, so you can be sure your loved one with a learning disability will get the financial support they need when you are no longer around.
At Mencap, we understand that parents and families worry about how their loved one with a learning disability will manage their financial affairs when they are no longer around - and are often concerned that a large amount of money may put them in a vulnerable position.
Families may also be keen to ensure that their loved one with a learning disability continues to receive their means-tested state benefits, but still enjoys any family inheritance.
The wills and trusts information service includes:
Free booklets about writing wills and setting up trusts for the benefit of someone with a learning disability.
A directory of specialist wills and trusts solicitors across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Free 'Planning for the future' seminars around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These free two-hour seminars offer vital, professional legal advice and give parents and carers a much-needed opportunity to ask a local solicitor any questions about wills and trusts.
Our in-house wills and trusts solicitor Aarti Gupta advises many parents, carers and trustees about their options when considering their family members with a learning disability in wills and trusts. Aarti is able to give free advice over the phone and by email, but does not make wills or set up trusts.
Mencap Trust Company Limited is a company that sets up and manages discretionary trusts for people with a learning disability.
Information about leaving a gift to Mencap.
For more information, please contact:
The wills and trusts team
Telephone: 020 7696 6925
We produce a range of free publications providing information about writing wills and setting up trusts to provide for someone with a learning disability.
We offer free information seminars on how to take care of someone with a learning disability when you are no longer around - by making a suitable will or setting up a trust.
Mencap Trust Company Limited is a company that manages special discretionary trusts set up for people with a learning disability.
By writing a will and setting up a trust, you can make sure that a family member or friend with a learning disability will get the financial support and protection they need after your death.
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Remember A Charity in your Will Week is an annual awareness week designed to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity when writing a Will
Download previous editions of Giving times - the wills and trusts magazine.