Advance decisions and advance statements - other resources

Here's a list of organisations and resources for advance decisions and advance statements that you may find useful.

Lions Clubs International, British Isles Message in a Bottle Scheme

0121 441 4544

Search online for ‘Lions Club message in a bottle’ Lions Clubs

Message in a Bottle is a simple but effective way for people to keep their basic personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge.


01908 951045

MedicAlert® is a non-profit, membership organisation that offers medical identification services.

Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

0300 456 0300

[email protected]

The OPG supports and promotes decision-making for those who lack capacity to make particular decisions for themselves or would like to plan for their future, within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It provides information about Lasting powers of attorney.

Solicitors for the Elderly

0844 567 6173

[email protected]

Solicitors for the Elderly is a national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers and legal executives, who provide legal advice for older people, their families and carers.

Review details

Last reviewed: August 2020 
Next review due: August 2023

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia. 

Reviewed by: Charlotte Emmett, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Education, Northumbria Law School; Dr Jonathan Martin, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Clinical Lead, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust 

This factsheet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

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