1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Weds 28 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 28 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Court of protection advice

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by rubyrosie, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. rubyrosie

    rubyrosie Registered User

    Mar 28, 2014
    24
    Hi

    My mother is in a Nursing home now with mid stage Vascular dementia. My sister and I do not have LPA or EPA and I am going to apply to become a court appointed deputy.

    I am unsure as to how to fill in sections 5.1 - 5.3 on the COP1 forms

    I need to be able to make decisions regarding her finances in order to be able to pay the Care home fees on an ongoing basis and handle her financial affairs.

    With regard to welfare, we have a COP3 form competed by the consultant with a diagnosis of Vascualr dementia ...do i need permission to apply to make decisions in her best interests for health and welfare? I have been sorting out this kind of thing for the past 3 years for her by organising appointments and treatment over the years and managing her care package when she lived in her own home. Does this help

    I am so confused

    thanks for any advice

    I have tried to call the COP but cannot get an answer.

    Kind regards

    Rosie
     
  2. angelface

    angelface Registered User

    Oct 8, 2011
    1,086
    london
    Maybe you need some help from a solicitor, or your local Alzheimers Soc?

    Our solicitor said there was not much point in applying for a health Deputyship as they are hardly ever granted.
     
  3. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    #3 Saffie, Jul 15, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014
    Regarding H&W Deputyship, angelface is right that it is rarely given. If you are the next of kin you should be involved with your mother's care anyway although an LPA does help if there is any disagreement.
    I never had a problem with dealing with H&W for my husband and I onlt had the Deputyship for Legal and Finance.

    Sorry - totally misread the numbers!
     
  4. Early riser

    Early riser Registered User

    Mar 16, 2014
    23
    Yorkshire
    Hi rubyrosie

    Sections 5.1-5.3 on the COP1 need to be only 1 sentence answers because you need to copy them to COP3 section 3.1-3.3.

    5.1 Whether (your mum's name) is able to make decisions regarding property and affairs.

    5.2 To appoint (your name) as deputy to manage affairs and sell (give the address of the house you are selling if there is one)

    5.3 It would free up capital to fund nursing home fees.

    The COP3 completed by the consultant is needed for the property and affairs application. Welfare deputyship is a separate application and not needed at this time.

    Best wishes.
     

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