Dear Rachael: HOW CAN WE HELP SPECIAL NEPHEW?
Q MY wife and I are in our 70s and have no children. My widowed cousin Mary died last month, leaving her mentally handicapped son living in sheltered accommodation. We have always visited Ronnie every week and see him as a surrogate son. We would like to leave him some money in our will to make sure he is well looked after, but we are not sure how to ensure this won't be exploited.
A THE mental health charity Mencap can advise you on your generous gesture. There are 1.5million people in the UK with lear ning difficulties and parents or relatives want to provide for them after their deaths. Contact them on 0800 808 1111 and ask to speak to their in-house solicitor about wills and trusts.