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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 …

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 …

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.   

Acting as an attorney or deputy from a distance – COVID-19 and supporting others

As we continue social distancing and with some of us experiencing self-isolation, we understand this raises questions about how an attorney or deputy can continue to  fulfil their role. To help support you during this time, we have produced some …

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

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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 …

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.