Lasting power of attorney – useful organisations

Find out about other organisations that can help with Lasting power of attorney.

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Useful organisations

England – Age UK

Telephone
0800 678 1602 (advice line, 8am–7pm)

Website
www.ageuk.org.uk

Wales – Age Cymru

Telephone
0300 303 4498 (9am–4pm Monday–Friday)

Email
[email protected] 

Website
www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru

Northern Ireland – Age NI

Telephone
0808 808 7575 (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide information and advice for older people in the UK.

Citizens Advice

Telephone
0800 144 8848 (for England, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
0800 702 2020 (for Wales, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)

Website
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

Telephone
0300 456 4600

Email
[email protected]

Website
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.

MoneyHelper

Website
www.moneyhelper.org.uk

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)

Telephone
0300 456 0300 (9am–5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am–5pm Wednesday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian

Safeguarding unit

Telephone
0115 934 2777 (9.30am–5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am–5pm Wednesday)

Email
[email protected]

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)

Telephone
0333 2020 454

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk

SOLLA can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters. 

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

Telephone
0844 5676 173

Website
www.sfe.legal

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.

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: 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

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, please email our Publications team at [email protected]

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