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.
This month Ian Evans, Director at Thurrock Coalition, discusses how partnership working has helped to increase applications of lasting power of attorneys (LPAs).
This month Giles Meyers, Interim CEO at Carers Trust, discusses the importance of LPAs for carers.
This month Sarah Rochira, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, discusses the importance of accessing information and guidance on lasting power of attorneys (LPAs).
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).
At OPG, we receive a large number of lasting power of attorney (LPA) forms from solicitors on behalf of their clients. Around 15% of these have errors of various kinds
Wales is a nation with a language – one spoken by around a quarter of the population – but finding information in Welsh can be difficult, especially if you’re seeking it from an organisation based outside Wales.
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has jurisdiction in England and Wales, and as such has a duty to supply information in Welsh to people who need it.
We're always interested to understand what motivates people to plan ahead for a time when they can't make decisions for themselves. In the second in our series of blogs featuring other organisations we work with, Usha Grieve from Compassion in …
At OPG we're always trying to find ways to make it easier for attorneys and deputies to fulfil their role. We know from calls to our contact centre and from user satisfaction surveys, that one of the most common problems …
“Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts,” said Wordsworth, and he was right – but here at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) it’s a bit more complicated than that. We’ve just published our guide to gift-giving …