Dominic Littlewood from the BBC’s ‘The One Show’ talks to Heather Bateman about her experiences
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is the only certain way to protect your interests under these circumstances following the Mental Capacity Act 2005 which came into effect from October 1st 2007. The Lasting Power of Attorney replaced the old Enduring Power of Attorney. Providing you put this document in place prior to losing mental incapacity, you can name who you wish to become your Attorneys and state the powers you want them to have.
This allows you to choose 1 person or more to make decisions about things like:
This Lasting Power of Attorney can only be used once someone is unable to make their own decisions.
This lets you choose 1 person or more to make decisions about money and property for you, eg:
You can appoint someone to look after your property and financial affairs at any time.