Lasting Power of Attorney
Our Social Workers will ensure they discuss your LPA with you in private, with your permission, before they sign to 'certify' their part of the LPA. Our Social Workers acting as your certificate provider can witness your and your attorneys' signatures. Based upon our extensive experience, we know the information the Office of Public Guardian will require should your LPA be contested. As part of our certificate provider service, we provide a short report evidencing this information, thus ensuring you are fully supported.
A certificate provider is an impartial person who confirms that you understand what you're doing and that nobody is forcing you to make an LPA. They must confirm that:
you understand the significance of the LPA
you have not been put under pressure to make it
there has been no fraud involved in making the LPA
there is no other reason for concern
In Person Consultation
Face to face consultations are always going to be best practice. A face to face meeting allows us to breakdown barriers and support you in ensuring you have every possible opportunity of making a decision.
If there is doubt about someone's capacity, it is always recommended a full, decision specific mental capacity assessment is completed. You can read more about our mental capacity assessment service her
Telehealth Consultation via secure video link
Face to face consultation is always going to be the best practice. However, in those instances where this is not feasible, we offer a safe, secure and professional online mental capacity assessment via our integrated telehealth service.
As with our face to face consultations, our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our telehealth lasting power fo attorney certificate provider services. We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.