Making a Will and Emergency Planning

One of the most frequent enquiries Inclusion Ireland receives is on the topic of Making a Will, from people with an intellectual disability and family members making their own will.

We have information on emergency planning, making a will and best practise to support decision-making and consent. We would always advise using a solicitor who has relevant experience, when making a will and when looking to set up a trust fund, as the legal accuracy is very important.

Making a Will – Information for people with a disability

  • If you would like to make a will Inclusion Ireland can help.
  • We have a free service that we are running with solicitors from LinkedIn and Mason, Hayes, and Curran. The first step is to download and read our easy to read guide on ‘How to make a Will’.
  • If you are happy to go ahead, you will meet with a member of our Staff to chat about what will happen in the solicitor’s office. We will give you information on what questions the solicitors might ask.
  • The final step is to meet with the solicitors and make your will. You can attend the solicitors alone or with a person you trust. Your information will be kept private at all times. If you are interested in taking part please contact us at or call our offices on 01-8559891.

Making a Will – Information for Family Members

Making a will is a very important process for anybody who owns property or assets. Many parents of a person with an intellectual disability are especially concerned about making proper provision for the future. It is important to make a will as soon as possible, as dying intestate (without a will) can create complications with surviving spouses and children receiving different amounts. It is always worth remembering that changes to a will can always be made through a codicil, which is a device used to change parts of a will.


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Making a Will - Guides and Fact Sheets

This is a topic that raises many questions. We have compiled a list of resources, to answer many frequently asked questions or just to read around the topic.


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Emergency Planning

As a household, you can plan and make decisions now that will help you and your household during an emergency.

The plan looks at the needs and daily routine of your household members.

The plan looks at how the household will manage if a main caregiver becomes ill or for some other reason is unable to provide the care or support, they usually do.

The plan looks at how the household can manage a change in the care or support needs of a family member with high support or medical care needs.


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