The welfare of older and vulnerable people can be a complex area. Who will handle matters if you lose the capacity to manage your own affairs? It may be wise to put an Enduring Power of Attorney in place so that you can decide who will act on your behalf should you lose capacity and what decisions would you like them to be authorised to take on your behalf. These are important considerations that we can discuss with you.
We work closely with families and carers to plan ahead and try to limit the pressures and additional stresses of looking after the individuals’ finances.
If, however, events are sudden and unexpected and advance planning is not possible, we will work with the family and friends of the person concerned and the Wards of Court Office to make sure the necessary care and financial arrangements are put in place.