Hi there againWikipedia is no oracle, but it is often a good place to start:
the article contains links which will enable you to download the forms (or view them on screen, or request hard copy) to familiarize yourself with them.
Then this link is to the web pages of the Office of the Public Guardian:
which will seem crushingly dense.
You can do all the forms without consulting a lawyer, but I suggest that lawyer be involved to make it water-tight. A certificate from a GP may be the best evidence of capacity, even if its only the capacity to understand well enough to sign the LPAs.
One question is whether the donor wishes to give, or withhold, authority to refuse life-extending medical treatment on his/her behalf to the attorneys in the H&W one, and may specify circumstances. That may not be needed for your purposes.
There is probably guidance for non-lawyers on the Age UK website or this one, and there are probably books available from Amazon which help to explain the facts to lay people.
Thank you for that information.
As I said to you, I have emailed my brother about this and we have had a chat on the phone and he has told me that he had already suggested this to Mum but she refused to have anything to do with it. So back to square one again. My brother is not prepared to take this any further and that Mum should be allowed to live her own life and not be bothered. He says that if an accident occurs and Mum hospitalised or she deteriorates then so be it. He feels that people cannot be forced to do things that they don't want to and that we should only counsel and advise.....
He has said however, that he will pay for care if needed.
If you have any other ideas then it would be great to hear them.
Thank you again for your help and advice.