All being well, the process of me getting enduring power of attorney for dad should be finalised in the next few days/weeks. Everyone I've spoken to has asked if I have it, and many express some relief that I'm about to get it. It's clearly regarded as "A Good Thing". But, thing is, I don't really know what I'm supposed to do with it I mean, I know it enables you to manage someone's finances and sell their property etc. I get that broad general idea ...... but how does it work? who do I need to contact to let them know I have it? is it something I keep in my wallet and whip out at the appropriate moment? several people I've tried to sort things out with for dad have said that they want it (attendance allowance people, and TV licensing for example). I can't send it everywhere at once? how soon do you get it back? should i send it by registered post? How do I know who needs to see it? Where do I start with sorting things? Everything, utility bills, pension statements, bank statements etc still comes to dad's house in his name at the moment, but he's been in nursing home 7 weeks now (I think it's 7 - time starts to do some strange things) Bracing myself for the next onslaught of sorting (the house clearing and trying to work out whether to sell or let continues alongside this new one) and would appreciate any advice.