Earlier in 2016 carers in Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham attended a Will writing workshop
You can download a useful guide from the workshop here
Further useful information:
Free Will Month was in March 2016 and brought together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England and Wales. For this but for more information and when it will take place again, you can visit http://freewillsmonth.org.uk/
Cancer Research UK has partnered with solicitors nationwide to provide a Will-writing service that is free for people over 55 who want to write or update a simple Will. (Please note that you do not need to be suffering from cancer or caring for someone living with cancer. Also there is no obligation or expectation to make a gift to Cancer Research UK).
To find out more about the Free Will Service, the first steps to use it and participating solicitors, you can visit their website here: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/donate/leave-a-legacy-gift-in-your-will/free-will-service
Alternatively, you can contact their Telephone Line, open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, on 0300 123 7733.
Please note, Coral Williams from Robinson Wilson Solicitors who facilitate the Westminster Workshop is one of the participating solicitors and can be contacted on 020 8964 3913.
If you would prefer to write your Will online rather than visiting a solicitor, you can use the Cancer Research UK Free Online Will Service by visiting http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/donate/leave-a-legacy-gift-in-your-will/free-will-service/make-your-will-for-free-online
Aside from Cancer Research UK, http://www.willaid.org.uk/ also provide useful information on will writing
On the question of registering a will, there is currently no central register where you can keep or register your will. This means that it may preferable to use a solicitor to help with will writing as the drafting solicitor firm would normally keep a copy of your will. Short of that, you should ensure that your executors and other next of kin know where a copy of the will is kept
The Funeral Poverty Alliance are working on The Fair Funeral Campaign which include asking and signing up Funeral Directors to the Fair Funeral Pledge: See more here http://www.quakersocialaction.org.uk/Pages/Category/funeral-poverty-campaign
They also provide practical support for those on low incomes struggling to afford a funeral or needing help to secure the best funeral plan at the best possible price. For assistance, you can Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8983 5055 open 10am – 4pm weekdays