Write your will for free
Keeping your will up-to-date is the best way to ensure that your wishes are followed. It will also allow you to make sure that your loved ones and the good causes you care about are looked after long into the future.
If you’re interested in writing or updating a simple will, Shelter has partnered with several will writing providers so you can do this for free.
Gifts made to Shelter in wills are vital in helping us to continue our work to prevent homelessness, improve housing conditions, and strengthen communities. We’d really appreciate it if you decide to remember us with a gift in your will, but you’re under no obligation to do so when using these services.
How would you like to write your will?
National Free Wills Network
If you’d like to write your will in person, the National Free Wills Network can put you in touch with solicitors in your local area who will help you make or amend a simple will at no cost.
This service is available to supporters in England, Wales and Scotland. All Network solicitors are members of their relevant Law Society.
To request an information pack containing more details, please contact our Legacy team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 0344 515 1746.
McClures Solicitors partners with more than 180 charities to offer a free will service in their branches across the UK – in exchange for a suggested donation to a charity of your choice.
Write your will using Farewill, an online will writing service where you can write your own will in as little as 30 minutes with expert support via chat or phone, seven days a week.
Once you’ve answered the step-by-step questions, your will is checked by a team of expert will writers. You then print it off at home and sign it alongside two witnesses to make it legally binding. This service is available to supporters in England and Wales.
Farewill have created a guide about the impact of coronavirus on will making, Coronavirus: your questions answered, which you may find useful.
The Goodwill Partnership offers a free, solicitor-provided will service by home visit in England and Wales. Telephone consultations are also available.
If you opt to make or amend your will in this way, a trained local counsellor takes the will instructions in person at your home. Your will is then checked and provided directly to you by a panel firm of solicitors who can provide legal advice. When complete, you receive a solicitor-provided will regulated by the Law Society of England and Wales.
Call 01482 661297 and quote SHE001 or arrange your appointment online.
Please note that all of the will writing services above are provided by third party organisations who are independent of Shelter. By participating in any of the will writing services above, you become a direct client of the will provider. To use these services, you must consent to providing Shelter with your full name, address and date of birth whether or not you have included a gift to Shelter in your will. Shelter reserves the right to withdraw the free will services.