From the Chief Financial Officer for the Ministry of Justice, Mike Driver This week we say goodbye and thank you to Alan Eccles as he retires as the Public Guardian and Chief Executive of the Office of the Public Guardian …
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.
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).
The Office of the Public Guardian is developing a number of services to enable Deputies to submit their annual reports online. One of these services is being developed specifically for Public Authorities (PA).
On 14 December 2016 we held our second event for stakeholders and partners, with the theme ‘Planning for the future – meeting the needs of our ageing population’.
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.