Becoming a deputy - useful organisations

Get details of organisations that can provide guidance about becoming a deputy for a person with dementia.

Useful organisations

Court of Protection

Telephone
0300 456 4600

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.find-court-tribunal.service.gov.uk/courts/court-of-protection

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.

GOV.UK

Website
www.gov.uk
www.gov.uk/become-deputy

Website of lots of government agencies and departments, including information on deputyship at the address below.

Office of the Public Guardian

Telephone
0300 456 0300 (9.30am–5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am–5pm Wednesday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.gov.uk/opg

The OPG supervises deputies, and is able to provide deputies with guidance and support.

Solicitors for the Elderly

Website
www.sfe.legal

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.

Review information

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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