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Age Scotland launches free Will writing service

Age Scotland has launched a free Will writing service in partnership with Solicitors for Older People Scotland.  

With the launch of this new service, people over the age of 50 will have the opportunity to make a new Will or amend their existing Will for free with Solicitors for Older People Scotland, a group of Scottish law firms dedicated to providing legal services to older people in a caring and sensitive way.

It understood that more than half of all adults in the UK don’t have a Will. A previous survey of older people by Age Scotland as part of its “Money Matters” financial wellbeing roadshow highlighted that 62% of respondents had not yet set one up.

The partnership aims to provide peace of mind for both individuals and their loved ones by supporting them to plan ahead.

Age Scotland encourages and supports older people to ensure their financial affairs are in order and a key part of this is having an up-to-date Will. But there could be around a million people over the age of 50 in Scotland without one,’ said chief executive Brian Sloan.

‘Many people may put this off as it’s not the most pleasant subject to think about, but planning ahead can save unnecessary distress at an already difficult time.

‘We’re delighted to be partnering with Solicitors for Older People Scotland on this new service and would encourage anyone over 50 and living in Scotland to get in touch and take advantage of the free Will writing offer. It’s so important, not just for you but for those you leave behind.’

Vivienne Malcolm of Solicitors for Older People Scotland (SOPS) added: ‘SOPS solicitor firms are delighted to support this service.

‘We hope our firms and our clients, through this project, will produce increasing income for Age Scotland to help the charity continue with its provision of invaluable support and assistance for older people throughout Scotland.’

 

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