Planning for your future

Many of us will need health and social care in our lives. Making plans now can save money, ensure you get the care you want and make it easier for your family.

Making plans now can also improve and maintain your wellbeing: your physical, mental and emotional health. In turn, this can prevent, reduce or delay your need for care and support in the future.

If you have savings and investments, occupational pensions, or you own your home, you may benefit from independent financial advice.


Pensionwise is a free and impartial government service about your defined contribution pension options. Book a free appointment if:

  • you're close to or over 55
  • and have a personal or workplace pension based on how much has been paid into your pot - your defined contribution pension.

Wigan and Leigh CAB provide the Pensionwise service for Salford. They can arrange a telephone appointment or visit you to look at your options.

Savings, investments and property

If you have property, shares and savings or substantial income, you should get professional financial advice about making the most of these assets.

Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney

It's important to arrange as much as possible for a time in the future when you may not have the ability to make choices or let other people know your choices. See the citizens advice website for help making a will.

Lasting Power of Attorney

This is someone who looks after your affairs if you can not make your own decisions. The Lasting Power of Attorney will not come into effect until you are ready. You can have two attorneys - one who can look after your health and wellbeing and one who can look after your money. See the GOV.UK website for help making a lasting power of attorney.

Dying matters

We know it is difficult but talking about and planning your own end of life care will help you and your family. Below are some useful links:

Salford has created its own advance care plan which you can download from this page.

Adult social care is now provided by Northern Care Alliance

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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