Lasting power of attorney – useful organisations
Find out about other organisations that can help with Lasting power of attorney.
Lasting power of attorney
England – Age UK
0800 678 1602 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
Wales – Age Cymru
0300 303 4498 (9am–4pm Monday–Friday)
Northern Ireland – Age NI
0808 808 7575 (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide 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
0300 456 4600
The Court of Protection is a specialist court for all issues relating to people who lack capacity to make specific decisions.
MoneyHelper is a free service provided by the Money and Pensions Service, which 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 (9am–5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am–5pm Wednesday)
0115 934 2777 (9.30am–5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am–5pm Wednesday)
The OPG provides 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.
Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)
0333 2020 454
SOLLA can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters.
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
0844 5676 173
SFE is a national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers and legal executives, who provide legal advice for older 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: Karon Walton, Head of Court of Protection team, Hegarty Solicitors LLP and Irene Chenery, Consultant, Harrison Drury Solicitors and member of Solicitors for the Elderly
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