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 …
Mental Capacity Act
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 …
It’s been 18 months since we launched our online reporting service for lay deputies. Since then 6,000 reports have been submitted online, we’ve launched the service for public authorities and made changes to the design of the lay reporting service.
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is the only way that someone can choose who they trust to manage their affairs if they lose mental capacity and aren’t able to do so themselves.
If you want to see a day when the professionals and those on the receiving end of mental capacity come together, it happened last Monday (27 February) at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
Martin Keeves, OPG’s Head of Customer Relationship Management, talks about the importance of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to the work of OPG and its customers.