Next of Kin - A Common Misconception
Professor Keith Brown, Director of the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW), shares his work on the term next of kin; end of life care; and how we all need to be prepared for our futures, based on work conducted at Bournemouth University. To access resources from NCPQSW including the full Next of Kin guide, please click here.
Robin and the team are delighted to have received an endorsement from Prof. Brown for our approach towards Financial Vulnerability. Click here to find out more about the commitments that we have made to ensure we are 'a safe pair of hands' for clients.
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and what are the potential benefits of holding one.
What is an LPA?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
An LPA would give more control over what happens to you if you had an accident or an illness and can’t make your own decisions if you lack mental capacity. The donor needs to be 18 or over and have mental capacity when making an LPA.
Two types of LPAs which would give power to your attorney enabling them to make decisions such as:
Guiding the Vulnerable
This topical article from the Personal Finance Professional digital magazine, featuring our very own Robin Melley, delves into the issue of vulnerability, the need for a multidisciplinary approach and why taking steps to safeguard those in vulnerable circumstances is more relevant now than ever before.