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What is mental capacity?

Mental capacity is the ability to make your own decisions. If you lack mental capacity, it means you cannot do any or all of the following: – Understand information given to you. – Retain information long enough to be able to make a decision. – Weigh up the information available to make a decision. – Communicate your decision. A lack
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Deputies and the Court of Protection

Should, for whatever reason, you have not made a Lasting Power of Attorney or do not already have an Enduring Power of Attorney in place, and someone e.g. a member of your family, needs to start managing your finances, property or personal welfare because you have lost mental capacity, They will need to apply to the Court of Protection to
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Who is involved in making a Lasting Power of Attorney?

There can be up to five categories of people involved in making a Lasting Power of Attorney. The Donor (the person making the Power of Attorney) Attorney(s) Certificate provider Witness People to Notify People to notify Someone chosen by the donor to be notified when an application is made to register their Power of Attorney. Certificate Provider The person the
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What is a statement of wishes?

A Statement of Wishes is a document which provides guidance to those caring for you. It is a separate document to the Health & Care Lasting Power of Attorney and does not form part of it. It covers all the decisions a person may need to make when caring for someone with dementia. It sits in addition to the Lasting
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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document that allows an attorney (usually a relative or close trusted friend) to act on your behalf in the event that you lose (temporarily or permanently) the mental capacity to make your own decisions. There are two types: Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney and Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of
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