Lasting power of attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

Why do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Does the person you look after make their own decisions but want help managing their money? Maybe they can make their own decisions now but want an arrangement in case they can’t in the future. If they lose their mental capacity and if they do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place, their bank account may be frozen, and their family may need to go to Court to unfreeze the accounts. This can cause lots of hassle, delay and expense.

There are 2 types of Lasting Power of Attorney; finances & property matters and decisions about health and care.

Why should you do it now?

  • 1 in 3 of us will suffer dementia
  • Many of us will retain mental capacity, but will physically struggle to manage our affairs at some point in our life
  • Being married or asking your chosen person to act for you is not enough – you need to legally give them the power to help you
  • If you leave making your Power of Attorney until you need it, it will be too late.

Carers Centre Partners

The Carers Centre Tower Hamlets is pleased to work in partnership with respected Law firms to provide carers with affordable support with LPA.

Jones Whyte are a Glasgow based multi award winning Solicitor firm and the reigning Law Firm of the Year 2021

  •  They prepare thousands of Powers of Attorney every year
  • Have partnerships with many major national charities
  • They offer competitive Power of Attorney fees £349 + vat

Carers Centre staff can refer you, or you can contact them yourself on 0330 175 1234 or email appointments@joneswhyte.co.uk

You can find out more about Jones Whyte here Power of Attorney – Solicitors Glasgow | Jones Whyte Law

Duncan Lewis Solicitors – “We believe in access to justice for the most vulnerable in society and do everything we can to ensure legal advice and support is available for those who need it most”.

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors are a national firm with offices locally.
  • They are available for face to face appointments at their local office (1 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, Hackney, London, E8 2JS) or surgeries at the Carers Centre if requested
  • They offer competitive Power of Attorney fees £350 + vat

Carers Centre staff can refer you and you can find out more about Duncan Lewis here https://www.duncanlewis.co.uk

Most solicitor firms support with LPA and carers are under no obligation to use either firm listed above and are free to seek support from any firm they choose.

What if I do not want to pay for support with LPA?

We also provide workshops and information for those who want to set up an LPA themselves, many people set up LPA without legal support. You can check our Calendar or give us a call for updates on our latest workshops.

You can also see the information links below for information.

Other information about managing someone’s affairs

Different ways to manage someone’s affairs 

Make, register or end LPA

Call us on 0207 790 1765 or email enquiries@ccth.org.uk to find out more about LPA.

 

 

First steps

If you haven’t already, please get in touch to

  • register with us at The Carers Centre
  • complete a Carer’s Assessment with us. This establishes your needs as a Carer
  • then if more support is needed we can refer you to Adult Social Care for a Support Plan – a gateway to more help.

How to get in touch and ask for statutory Carer’s Assessment, advice about the assessment, an appointment with a carers support advocate

Call the centre 0207 790 1765
email: enquiries@ccth.org.uk
In person: The Carers Centre, 21 Brayford Square, London, E1 0SG

Get in touch

The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765

enquiries@ccth.org.uk

Opening hours

Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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