Lasting power of attorney – useful resources

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Age UK

England
0800 169 8787 (general enquiries)
0800 678 1602 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
www.ageuk.org.uk

Wales
029 2043 1555 (general enquiries)
08000 223 444 (advice line,9:30am–4:30pm Monday–Friday )
www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru

Northern Ireland
028 9024 5729 (general enquiries)
0808 808 7575 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

Provides information and advice for older people in the UK.

Citizens Advice

www.citizensadvice.org.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

0300 456 4600
[email protected]
www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals/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

0800 138 7777 (8am–6pm Monday–Friday)
[email protected]
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

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)
[email protected]
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian

Safeguarding unit

[email protected]
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

0844 5676 173
[email protected]
www.sfe.legal

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)

0333 2020 454
[email protected]
www.societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk

The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters. 

Review details

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.

To give feedback on this factsheet, or for a list of sources, please contact [email protected]

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