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Laura Crouch

Laura works in the communications team at the Office of the Public Guardian

Tackling our terminology

We know when filling out a document, whether that’s a lasting power of attorney document, or filling forms in as a deputy, there are words, phrases and general terminology we use which can be confusing. We’ve put together a list …

Watch our webinar on Lasting powers of attorney in the BAME Community

We hosted our very first health and social care event to discuss ways we can help bridge the gap in access to healthcare for BAME communities.   Over 370 people registered for the event. Around 150 joined us to watch the panel session live and the recording has been sent to those who couldn’t attend on the …

Join our webinar on Lasting powers of attorney in the BAME Community 

We are hosting our very first event, aimed at the health and social care sector, to discuss ways we can help bridge the gap in access to healthcare for BAME communities. It’s taking place on 25 March between 10am-11am.  We will explore options to ensure people always have a voice in their …

Getting started as an attorney or deputy

Whether you’re in the process of creating a lasting power of attorney with a loved one or have just started acting as a court appointed deputy, here are some useful tips and ideas on how to make sure you’re acting …

Giving gifts as an attorney or deputy

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Attorneys, Deputies, deputy, Gifting, Guidance, lasting power of attorney, LPA, Mental Capacity Act

If you’re acting on behalf of a loved one, as an attorney or a deputy, big occasions such as Christmas, birthdays or anniversaries can raise some questions. We have some guidance available to help you decide what is an appropriate gift and have pulled out …

Updating how we communicate – find us on Spotify! 

Spotify Podcast

At the Office of the Public Guardian we’ve been looking at improving the services we offer and to provide more opportunities for our stakeholders and customers to get the information they need in a format they want.   

Get it right the first time - hints and tips to help you complete your LPA application 

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Future planning, Guidance, lasting power of attorney, LPA, Mental Capacity Act
Two young women looking over a document next to a stack of completed documents.

Shahzad Aziz, operational unit manager at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), shares some top tips to help you complete your lasting power of attorney form (LPA) application correctly. At OPG we receive on average 67,000 lasting powers of …