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Thanks for the replys folks i was asking for someone else. they wer in a MH hospital some years ago but just wondered if it would preclude them from being in charge of someone elses banking etc. they still have a drink problem and i think the money is being spent for the wrong reasons ?I don't know for certain so I'm bumping your post up the queue-I hope someone can give you an informed answer.
From my own point of view-I guess you can. Lots of people go into mental health units for lots of different reasons-some never need any help ever again-some are repeat customers! There are a lot of carers on this Forum who are so near the edge that it's a miracle they don't need MH treatment themselves. (Talking from experience). There are so many MH problems that are recognised nowadays-from anorexia to depression to bi-polar.
There could possibly be a problem-not from a legal angle-more from a realistic stance in addressing whether a person has the mental strength to cope with being a Carer, and dealing with quite a lot of admin if you are a POA. However, that can apply to anyone! You need a lot of energy to do either or both.
I don't know if you posed the question on behalf of yourself or someone else but I hope you get some more answers soon.
Lyn T XX
all advice taken on board i will be watching with interest thanks all.Hi Capricorn
Having an alcoholic in charge of your finances sound a bit risky.
If as you say "and i think the money is being spent for the wrong reasons" then you need to do something before it gets worse, one option would be asking them to step down and appoint new POA/s the other is the court of protection.
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