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About us

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.

We also help people plan ahead for someone to make certain important decisions for them, should they become unable to do so because they lack mental capacity.

We support the Public Guardian in carrying out the legal functions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Our blog features insight and updates on our work for our partners, including the finance sector, legal professionals and third sector, as well as those working in the health and care profession.

Our blog use policy sets out how you can participate with this blog and how it will be moderated by OPG's Communication Team.