The Ageing Without Children (AWOC) group is hosting a free session to answer the legal questions of people who are getting older and do not have children to rely on for help with their affairs on Thursday 11th May, 2 – 4pm at the John Lewis Community Hub, Victoria Gate, Leeds.

One if five people over 50 in the UK does not have children, and many in this group are worried about who will speak for them as they age and may need advocacy.

“One of the key triggers for people coming to AWOC is when they become carers for their own parents and encounter the bewildering array of state, private and third sector services and provision that exist for older people”, said Kirsty Woodard, founder of Ageing Without Children. “They discover just how hard it is to battle through them all. That’s when they say ‘who will do this for me?’”

A solicitor from Blacks will give a presentation about important legal matters such as choosing an executor for your will and lasting power of attorney. She will also be available for questions.

A member of AWOC will then give a short talk about how he has planned for his future.

For further information, call Emily Axel on 07851 835 845 or email


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