It is never be too early, but it does get too late!
Since we mostly don’t know when we will become incapacitated or get ill, these need to be arranged in advance, while you are healthy and have the capacity to do so. If you need support in the future because you become too ill to manage your affairs, a Lasting Power of Attorney enables a trusted individual to make decisions for you. If there is no Lasting Power of Attorney in place, and you become ill, you are at the mercy of professionals (health/social care workers) to make these decisions for you – and your banks will freeze your assets. This makes life very unpleasant and difficult for family members who are not able to support you in the way you/they would want to.
We therefore recommend you get a Lasting Power of Attorney as early as possible.