Lasting power of attorney – useful resources
Find out about other organisations that can help with Lasting power of attorney.
Lasting power of attorney
0800 169 8787 (general enquiries)
0800 678 1602 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
029 2043 1555 (general enquiries)
08000 223 444 (advice line,9:30am–4:30pm Monday–Friday )
028 9024 5729 (general enquiries)
0808 808 7575 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
Provides information and advice for older people in the UK.
Your local Citizens Advice is a good starting point for advice about a range of issues, such as help with benefits, debt or finding legal support. The service is free, confidential and independent.
Court of Protection
The Court of Protection is a specialist court for all issues relating to people who lack capacity to make specific decisions.
Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service is funded by the government. It can give you information about a range of financial issues and can help you find a financial adviser if you need one.
Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
0300 456 0300 (customer services, 9am–5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 10am–5pm Wednesday)
0115 934 2777 (9am–5pm Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday; 10am–5pm Wednesday)
Customer services provide information on Lasting power of attorney, Enduring power of attorney and deputyship. The safeguarding unit works to protect people who have LPAs or EPAs. They deal with cases of suspected abuse, and concerns about attorneys.
Solicitors for the Elderly
Solicitors for the Elderly is a national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers and legal executives, who provide legal advice for older people, their families and carers.
Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)
The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters.
Last reviewed: April 2020
Next review due: April 2023
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: Karon Walton, Head of Court of Protection team, Hegarty Solicitors LLP; Irene Chenery, Consultant, Harrison Drury Solicitors and member of Solicitors for the Elderly
This factsheet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.
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