Banking for People who lack capacity to make decisions

This document will help if a person is managing the financial and property affairs of someone who may lack capacity to look after some or all aspects of their own financial affairs. It gives guidance on how a bank account can be opened and money managed on their behalf.

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Making Decisions A guide for family friends and any other unpaid carers

A guide for use by anyone who voluntarily helps to care for an adult who has impaired mental incapacity. It expalins what the law (Mental Capacity Act 2005) says about mental incapacity, how decisions about finance, health etc should be made, the role of doctors and lawyers, and where to go for expert help.

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Making Decisions about your health welfare or finance Who decides when you cant

A guide for people who wish to prepare for possible future mental incapacity. It explains what the law says about mental incapacity, how decisions should be made on financial, health and other matters, the role of doctors, lawyers and where to get expert help and advice. It summarises the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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Making Decisions A guide for people who work in health and social care

A guide for care professionals and volunteers involved in the care of adults who need support to make decisions – due to dementia, mental health problems or any other illness or injury which affects the person’s mental capacity. It explains the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and lists sources of professional guidance and relevant organisations

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Dealing with Someone Elses Affairs

Describes the arrangements that must be made to help with, or take over, the management of someone else’s affairs. It’s aimed at relatives and carers of people who can no longer cope on their own with financial affairs

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Who would look after your finances if you couldnt Enduring Power of Attorney

A guide for people considering making an Enduring Power of Attorney, and those considering taking on the role of Attorney

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