My uncle is resident in an EMI nursing unit. His elder brother lives in Northern Ireland as do I. When my uncle was admitted the social worker contacted my uncle and asked him what he wanted to do. He didn't have POA. He is elderly too and said he was going to have to leave it to the sw to ensure that his brother's needs were met. Long story but my daughter has now moved close to where her great uncle is and went to see him at the weekend. She was appalled to find his clothes are tatty and threadbare. She asked why no one was buying him clothes. No one wanted to take responsibilty. She rang the local council. They said they hold deputyship for him. My question is this. How difficult and expensive would it be for my daughter to take over this deputyship so that she can ensure this poor man gets what he needs. I havent told my other uncle what has been going on it would upset him too much.