We’ve made it easier for you to write or update your Will with our free, accessible and simple Will writing services, available online, at home or at a local solicitor's office.
Some people who use one of our Will services leave a gift to RNIB. Almost a third of our work is made possible by their generosity and kindness.
Will writing online
Make your free Will For Good with our partner Bequeathed: a free online Will writing service. Guidance and support are available to help you progress at your own pace.
How it works
Create an account on the accessible Bequeathed website and make a start on your Will immediately with three easy steps:
Complete Bequeathed's online interview
The questions we ask help you gather all the information required to make your Will quickly. It takes approximately 20 minutes and their team is online to help.
Get advice from an accredited firm
When you've completed the interview, Bequeathed will arrange a 30 minute appointment with a legal firm. You can choose between a phone or video call, at your home or their office. The firm will discuss your situation and your wishes and confirm your Will fully caters to your needs.
Sign and witness your Will
After your appointment, the legal firm will send you your free Will. Just sign it in front of witnesses and return to the firm. They will check it has been executed correctly and securely store it for you, at no cost.
If your Will is more complicated and you need to pay for legal advice, if you wish, Bequeathed can transfer you to one of their accredited firms of solicitors. They can advise you by telephone or in person once you've agreed the fee. You're not charged for any time you spend answering the interview questions.
The website is fully accessible and Bequeathed are working towards maintaining the WCAG 2.1 AA standard. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can get a copy of your Will transcribed for free using RNIB’s secure transcription service, [email protected], to aid you with witnessing your Will once complete.
Will writing at home
The Goodwill Partnership are restarting home visit appointments on 17th May 2021. They will be following Covid guidelines to ensure the safety of their clients and staff. They will be continuing to offer video and phone appointments to any supporters who would prefer to choose these options.
The Goodwill Partnership offer a free home Will writing service over the phone, or face-to-face in England and Wales. They are also offering a limited number of online video appointments.
How it works
The Goodwill Partnership arrange an appointment at a time that suits you. A trained counsellor will visit you at home, or call you to take your Will instructions. These are then made into a Will by one of their panel solicitors. The completed Will is sent to you directly from the solicitor for signing and witnessing.
Book a Will writing appointment
You can arrange an appointment directly with the Goodwill Partnership online, by calling 0844 669 6148 (quoting RNIB), or texting GOODWILL2 to 60777 and one of their team will call you back.
Alternatively, we can pass on your details to the Goodwill Partnership who will call you at a convenient time to arrange your appointment. Use our contact the Legacy team form or call our Helpline on 030 123 9999 to request an appointment through us, or to ask any additional information.
If you are blind or partially sighted, you can get a copy of your Will transcribed for free using RNIB’s secure transcription service, [email protected], to aid you with witnessing your Will once complete. The Goodwill Partnership professionals have completed our Guide to Writing Wills.
Will writing at a local solicitor's office
We offer supporters the opportunity to have a free simple Will written by a local solicitor through the National Free Wills Network. This service is available throughout the UK.
How it works
RNIB will pay the local solicitor a special discounted rate for writing a simple Will. If your Will is more complex, you may have to pay an additional cost. There is no obligation to remember RNIB in your Will, but many people who use the service choose to leave a gift to us.
How to use the service
We will pass your name and address details on to the National Free Wills Network, who will send you a letter containing the details of participating local solicitors who can write you a free simple Will. If you decide to use the service, National Free Wills Network may provide RNIB with your details, if you have given your permission. You can tell us you're interested in the service by contacting the Legacy team via our Helpline on 030 123 9999 or our contact the legacy team form.
The letter and solicitor details from National Free Wills Network can also be provided in large print or audio. If this is required, please let us know when you contact us. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can get a copy of your Will transcribed for free using RNIB’s secure transcription service, [email protected], to aid you with witnessing your Will once complete.