Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

LPA can help people who may need someone to act on their behalf.  Two types:

  • Financial decisions – Such as paying bills, arranging repairs to property or even selling a property. You could decide that you want help now or decide that you only want help if you can no longer make these decisions for yourself (capacity).
  • Health and care decisions – For instance where you should live, medical care, what you should eat, etc. This can only start if you can no longer make these decisions for yourself.

When:  Best set up as soon as possible.  If at some point you can no longer make decisions for yourself you won’t be able to then get an LPA for yourself.

How:

  • Yourself – For online information
  • Age UK Sheffield – offer a free 30min advice session with a solicitor. Call 0114 250 2850 or For Information
  • Sheffield Carers Centre – offer a free 30min advice session with a solicitor. Call 0114 272 8362 (10am to 4pm)
  • Citizens Advice Sheffield – For Information or call 0808 278 7820 (10am to 4pm)