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Mental Capacity Act

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 …

Rapid register searches - our new service for public sector organisations making urgent decisions  

Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has launched a new service to support staff from across local authorities, social care, police and NHS, who are dealing with adults at risk. Staff from these organisations can request information we have on our registers to help them make urgent decisions about someone who may lack mental capacity.   OPG aims to respond to requests submitted through …

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 …

Lasting Power of Attorney and the COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 has been the single greatest public health emergency in the history of the NHS. The weeks ahead will be the hardest yet but I really do believe that we are entering the last phase of the struggle. Because with …

Giving gifts as an attorney or deputy

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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 …

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 …

The latest on our deputy online reporting service

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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.

Lasting powers of attorney: a powerful tool and an important choice

Sheila

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.