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Deputyship - Removing or Replacing your Deputy

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A Deputy can be appointed by the Court of Protection to manage a person’s financial affairs when they are unable to manage them themselves. The person whose financial affairs are being managed is called the protected party. The Deputy can be a...

How can I help my adult child manage their finances?

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There are many parents across the country whose children suffer from a birth or acquired disability, such as a brain injury or learning difficulties. As they grow older, these children continue to require support to help them to be independent. When you...

Mum wants to give me some money but I'm her Attorney - what should I do?

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Close family relationships often mean that the donor - the person who grants the Power of Attorney - choses a family member to be their Attorney. With Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property and Finance once they are registered at the Office of the...

I am a Financial Attorney - How Do I Start Acting?

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When you are appointed as an Attorney for someone under an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney to deal with finances, it can be confusing to understand when and how you can start helping the donor (the person who made the Power of Attorney) with their...

How do I support my elderly relative during Lockdown?

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With lockdown still affecting a lot of people whose health could be at risk if they catch Covid-19, we are supporting our loved ones in lots of different ways. Keeping in touch Some families and friends have made sure that their relative feels supported...

Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney for my Health and Welfare?

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Many people think that having a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney to deal with their finances is all that they need in case they are not able to deal with their finances - but what happens about decisions for your health and welfare if you are unable to...

Can I keep using the joint bank account?

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Powers of Attorney - They can’t manage their finances anymore – can I keep using the joint bank account? This is a question many people can face. Joint Bank accounts They may have always shared a joint bank account with their spouse or...

Powers of Attorney- How do I replace my Attorney?

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When you make a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney you appoint the people you feel you can trust to manage your financial affairs and act in your best interests. However times change and so do some relationships. Thinking about who you have appointed...

How do I keep in touch with my loved one if they are in a care home during COVID-19?

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As the shops have started opening with pubs and restaurants soon to follow we all hope that we can start returning to normal but this might not be the case if your loved one is in a Care Home. During lockdown many Care Homes have taken the...

How to get care in your home

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If you decide that you, or your loved one, need support at home in order to maintain independence you may decide to have a carer coming into the home to provide that support. Getting your care needs assessed If you do not know what help you need you can...

Choosing your Care Home

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Making the decision that you or your loved one can no longer be safely supported at home and need to go into a Care Home can be a difficult one. However, if you take the time to research and get to know the Care Home and what support the carers can...

National Carers Week - Families caring for people with dementia

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This is the week that we take time to thank the carers who are supporting our loved ones. During this very difficult time whilst the country is trying to deal with COVID -19 we can see their selfless dedication putting themselves at risk to provide care for...

Covid-19 - Can an Attorney pay a relative for care?

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If you are appointed as a Deputy or Attorney dealing with a relative or friend’s property and finances the effects of the Coronavirus may have impacted on their care arrangements. Paying your family members or friends for care Often the people...

The Office of The Public Guardian announces a further Refund Scheme for Deputyship fees

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It was only in February 2018 that after a review the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced that having reviewed their fees, they had overcharged on the registration fee for Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney from 01/04/2013 to 31/03/2017...