Your GATE Plan


  • 1 in 3 of us will develop some form of dementia in our life time
  • 65% of the population will die intestate (without a will)
  • 79% of people don’t have any written plans for their end of life
  • 100% of us will die!

We spoke to lots of people about what was stopping them planning for the end of their life and, as a result, we developed the GATE Plan. This impartial planning tool is designed to help you start thinking about, talking about and recording your life and your wishes for the end of your life, sooner rather than later.

Forward planning is a healthy, positive and a responsible thing to do.

You can print either the whole Plan or just the pages you want from here.  We ask you for your postcode and age before you print because we use this information to help demonstrate use and secure further funding.  Rest assured that you cannot be identified and no other personal details are asked for, or kept.

If you would like a full colour copy of the Plan in a specially designed folder you can order one here.  The price for a GATE Plan is £15.00 which includes postage to anywhere in the UK.  To order contact us or for postage outwith the UK please contact us first.


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This Plan is designed to help you and give you some ideas.  It is not about medication or medical treatment; it is about your whole life which is much bigger than that. It is your life; you decide how you want to record it, this pack is just a framework with some suggestions.  Put extra bits in, leave other bits out.  Don’t be put off by the range of topics covered.  Your GATE Plan should be a living document. Complete as much or as little as is relevant to you, it does not matter how much or how little you do.  Just one written wish, just one conversation is a positive step.

NOTE: This Pack is intended to provide general information and to stimulate your thinking about making provision in the event of your incapacity or death. It is not intended to provide legal advice and is definitely not a substitute for consulting a solicitor or other relevant expert of your choosing who is familiar both with the law and with your personal circumstances and needs. If you decide to act on any of the information in this pack, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk. The GATE project does not assume responsibility for the information we provide and we do not accept liability for any damage or loss which may arise as a result of your reliance upon it.