Leaving a legacy is a big decision and we understand that family comes first. But if you have anything left after providing for your loved ones, no matter how small, a legacy left to ExtraCare could really make a difference to the residents of our Housing Schemes and Villages.
• Help fund our Dementia Care where our EOP Locksmiths® establish the best way of looking after and unlocking the hidden potential of older people who have dementia, in order to enhance their quality of life.
Sophie Jones lives with dementia. Sophie was born on a horse drawn boat and spent her childhood and early married life living and working the canals of England. At the age of 91, through ExtraCare's Enriched Opportunities Programme, Sophie was able to revisit the canals. Read Sophie's story!
• Help fund our Well-being Advisors, who empower residents to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and health via well-being assessments.
Take a look at our Aston Research to find out more about our well-being benefits!
• Help fund equipment such as Video Magnifiers, which help residents with poor eyesight by magnifying an image onto a screen, and are particularly useful to assist with reading and writing. These have enabled residents to write their own Christmas and birthday cards for the first time in years.
Any gift in your Will, no matter how small or how big, means together we can create better lives for older people.
There are three types of gift you can leave in your Will:
This is a share – or possibly even all – of the balance of your estate once all other payments have been made (e.g. lifetime debts, tax, administrative expenses and any pecuniary and specific legacies). It will not lose its value over time, and if you leave a proportion to ExtraCare you can still ensure other beneficiaries are taken care of.
You may prefer to leave us a fixed amount of money. It is worth noting that the effects of inflation could mean that the true value of this gift could become less than you intended, unless you review your Will regularly, or you link it with inflation. If you are considering a cash gift, please do consider inflation proofing the legacy.
This is a gift of a specific item – such as personal possessions, land, buildings or shares.
Making a Will
A Will is an important document that gives you peace of mind that your cherished possessions and savings go to the family, friends and causes you care about most.
To make a Will or amend a current Will you will need to find a solicitor local to you who can guide you through the process and ensure your Will is legal and valid. The Law Society is a good place to start to find a solicitor local to you.