Just a suggestion, you can do online billing with quite a lot of companies now. This is what I did with my dad's utility companies, water, electric, council, phone. I didn't need to change anything except register them all using my dads details but my email address. It also made it a lot easier to cancel them all later and I didn't need to show them POA.Useful contributions all.
Basically I need to relinquish this as I dont have PoA or deputyship.
The letterbox can't blocked as Mum is still receiving posts. No one has PoA or deputyship so bills still going to her Home address.
I am disabled and do not drive. Mum's house in in a different county and when I have been there I need my carer to go with me in her car and support me as its difficult for me to even get into the house on my own as access not great. Db lives even further away than me but because he agreed to get involved, that is why the social worker asked him to sort everything out. He agreed but progress has been slow. There is no way he would be able to pop in to do anything as it would involve a whole days driving. He has decided to involve a solicitor to get things moving on a bit faster. Hopefully once they have legal authority, they will get the empty home policy. I know you can also find companies that will provide a service by which they check on the house periodically. They'd probably need keys.
To be honest I'm less and less bothered as social worker has asserted many times that Mum is staying in the current care home for the long haul and no way is she going home. The house s a **** house, built of **** in the early 20thC in an area where there are some of the lowest house prices in the UK, and there is nothing of value left in it. Once Mums assets are depreciated she wont have to pay any additional fees. She is safe and warm where she is and oblivious to all this.
I am happy to visit her in the care home, my carer is happy to take me there, my Mum likes my carer, I can keep any eye on how things are going at the care home and everyone is getting on ok, db doest visit Mum so he can sort out the insurance instead