Write or amend your Will for free
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.
Write or update your Will for free using our trusted partners
RNIB works with the National Free Wills Network, Bequeathed and the Goodwill Partnership to provide a free*, accessible service enabling you to write or update your Will online, over the phone or in person.
We provide these services in hope that you will remember RNIB when writing or updating your Will. Gifts in Wills are so vital to us and the services and support we are able to provide.
RNIB pays a discounted fee to these providers which will cover the creation of a simple Will or small changes to an existing Will.
There is information on this and all aspects of leaving a gift in your Will in our free Will Guide.
*This service covers the cost of a simple Will. If your Will is more complicated, you may be charged for additional services. The provider will advise you of this and any fees you will have to pay.
Will writing online
Make your free Will For Good with our partner Bequeathed, a free online Will writing service. Guidance and support is available to help you progress at your own pace.
How to use the service
Create an account on the accessible Bequeathed website and make a start on your Will immediately with three easy steps.
1. Complete Bequeathed's online interview
The questions asked help gather all the information required to make your Will quickly. It takes approximately 20 minutes and their team is online to help.
2. 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 that your Will fully caters to your needs.
3. 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 it 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 to the fee. You're not charged for any time you spend answering the interview questions.
The website is accessible and Bequeathed are working towards maintaining the WCAG 2.1 AA standard. If you're 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 a local solicitor's office
Write or update your Will for free with a solicitor in your local area. RNIB have partnered with The National Free Wills Network – a national network of local law firms offering Will writing services to supporters of RNIB.
How to use the service
Simply provide us with a few details to receive your free Will pack. The pack contains a list of participating solicitors in your local area, as well as a yellow confidential declaration form which will act as your free Will voucher. Simply choose the solicitor you would like to use and book an appointment at your convenience. If you decide to use the service to write your Will, the National Free Wills Network will pass on your details to RNIB, if you have given your permission. To get started, simply complete the contact the legacy team form with your full name and address and we can pass on your details for you or answer any questions you might have.
After the referral, you may receive additional letters relating to the service from RNIB and the National Free Wills Network. If you no longer want to use the service, you can let us know at any time by calling 0330 002 0051 or emailing [email protected].
The letter and solicitor details from National Free Wills Network can also be provided in large print, braille 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.
Will writing at home
The Goodwill Partnership
The Goodwill Partnership offer a free Will writing service over the phone, by video call or face to face in the comfort of your own home. The service is available in England and Wales and appointments can be made seven days a week, morning, afternoon and evening.
How it works
The Goodwill Partnership arrange an appointment at a time that suits you. A trained counsellor will either visit you at home or will talk to you over the phone/video call you to take your Will instructions. These are then made into a Will by one of their fully qualified panel solicitors. The completed Will is sent to you directly by post 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 01492 510340 (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 us on 0330 002 0051 to request an appointment through us, or to ask for any additional information.
The Goodwill Partnership professionals have undertaken the necessary training to writing Wills for people with sight loss. 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.