Hi I'm new to a lot of this, pse be patient! Am writing on behalf of my husband and his mum and sisters. Mother is resident in South Africa with her elder daughter, and has advanced Alzheimer's (diagnosed 15 years ago, slow progression). She has had a UK bank account (her savings) all her adult life, although resident in SA for 30 odd years. Up until quite recently she was able to travel with her daughter and would be brought for visits to us and other family. On one of these trips to the UK in 2008 her UK bank account was frozen, because during a visit to the bank with her daughter they suspected incapacity and locked the bank account (quite rightly of course). It hasn't been a problem until now but as the costs of her care has increased (24 hour nursing) it has become necessary to fund it from her money. Therefore we need to unlock/find a way around the UK bank account being locked so that her account can be accessed. There is PoA (drawn up by a solicitor in SA) in place for some years now, but that doesn't help this situation. I've looked online and it seems what needs to be done is that her children need to apply for a deputyship, which will provide the necessary authorisation for the bank account to be accessed. Am I on the right track? All suggestions, comments, advice will be welcomed.