Managing someone else's money

The Mental Capacity Act

The Act protects people aged 16 and over who are unable to make certain decisions for themselves.

This may be due to them having :

  • learning disabilities
  • mental health needs
  • an illness, for example dementia

The Act allows them to choose someone to manage their finances and property if they cannot do it themselves.

This person is then called an Attorney and the arrangement is called a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

Contact Adult Social Care

Telephone: 01702 215008

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