Becoming a deputy - useful organisations
Get details of organisations that can provide guidance about becoming a deputy for a person with dementia.
- Types of deputyship
- Duties of a deputy and limits to a deputy's powers
- How to apply to become a deputy for a person with dementia
- Who to inform when you become a deputy
- Supervision and support from the Office of the Public Guardian
- Deputies and dementia - frequently asked questions
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Court of Protection
0300 456 4600
The Court of Protection makes decisions and appoints deputies to act on behalf of people who are unable to make decisions about their personal health, finance or welfare.
Website of lots of government agencies and departments, including information on deputyship at the address below.
Office of the Public Guardian
0300 456 0300 (9.30am–5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am–5pm Wednesday)
The OPG supervises deputies, and is able to provide deputies with guidance and support.
Solicitors for the Elderly
An independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers and legal executives, who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Holly Chantler, Partner, Morrisons Solicitors and Director, Solicitors for the Elderly.
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