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Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin can help people who need some assistance in appointing someone to manage their affairs.

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We can help you decide if you need a lasting power of attorney and provide this service for you. We will talk you through the whole process and make it as easy as possible for you. It will take no longer than two hours to complete each LPA form for you.

What is a lasting power of attorney?

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people, your attorney(s), to make decisions or act on your behalf. This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or illness that causes you to lose your mental capacity. There are two types of LPA. You can choose to make one or both.

Health and welfare LPA

This gives your attorney the power to make decisions about:

  • the place you live if you need care
  • your daily routine, including washing, dressing and eating
  • your medical care
  • life-sustaining treatment

It can only be used when you are unable to make your own decisions.

Property and financial affairs LPA

This gives your attorney the power to make decisions about:

  • dealing with your property
  • managing your bank and building society accounts
  • paying your bills and managing your debts
  • your welfare benefits or your pension

You can give permission for it to be used straight away or when you are unable to make your own decisions.

Our prices

  • One LPA: £125.00
    (one type of LPA for one person)
  • Both LPAs: £200.00
    (both types of LPA for one person)
  • One mirror LPA: £200.00
    (one type of LPA for two people)
  • Both mirror LPAs: £300.00
    (both types of LPA for two people)
  • Registration fee: £82.00 per LPA
    An additional registration fee for each LPA is payable direct to the Office of the Public Guardian. However, this fee can be waived if you are on certain means-tested benefits.

For more information or to book an appointment call Robert Smith on 01743 233 123.

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