Safeguarding Vulnerable People

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Helping vulnerable people, whether that be family and/or friends, can be a very challenging and distressing time. It is very difficult to know what to do and where to look for help. We understand that managing this can be daunting and carries an unprecedented responsibility.

How we can help with safeguarding vulnerable people

Our team of experienced lawyers can help with the safeguarding of vulnerable people by advising on:

  • the creating or changing of wills and/or lasting powers of attorney;
  • financial planning for vulnerable people;
  • relations with the court of protection or the office of the public guardian;
  • relations with social services and care funding;
  • understanding the Mental Capacity Act 2005;
  • deputyship and relating issues;
  • arranging care;
  • protecting assets
  • paying for care; and
  • disputes relating to care.

How we’ve helped our clients

“Thank you for all your work, done with diligence, kindness and patience.”

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Elizabeth Power
Partner – Head of Wills, Trusts & Estates, Southampton

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Safeguarding Vulnerable People Resources

23rd July 2019

Decision Making For Vulnerable Young Adults

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23rd July 2019

Decision Making For Vulnerable Young Adults

We are delighted to be sponsoring the app for the Knights Foundation’s Teddy Bear Appeal app; a project which will allow the conversion of a lodge at a beautiful location on the south coast of England overlooking the sea is to to a high specification so that disabled families can enjoy a holiday in exactly the same way as an able-bodied family.

Families with a vulnerable child will face many difficult decisions. In our latest podcast, we aim to offer bite size legal advice to help these families. Partner Elizabeth Power talks through what options are available with regards to decision making when these vulnerable children turn 18.

Show notes:
00:50 How does the role of a parent change when a vulnerable child turns 18?
02:00 Elizabeth talks about how frustrating it can be for parents to communicate with medical professionals once a vulnerable child turns 18
02:15 What happens when a professional assesses the young person? Elizabeth talks through using the example of getting consent for dental work
03:35 What decision making options are available for parents? Elizabeth talks through what the documentation all means
04:56 What are the key parts of the Mental Capacity Act, 2005 you should understand as parent? Elizabeth explains they key principles
05:50 Applying to the Court of Protection and Deputies – Elizabeth talks through how this process works and when this happens
08:22 Contact us for more information – how we can help in this difficult situation

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10th July 2019

Do You Always Have To Sell The Family Home To Pay For Care Fees?

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10th July 2019

Do You Always Have To Sell The Family Home To Pay For Care Fees?

It is often assumed that selling the family home is the only way to pay for care fees as this is often the biggest asset; however this is not always the case. Legal Assistant Ashleigh Bryant talks through the key legal principles you should be aware of if you are in this situation.

Show notes
00:40 Why it is important that you know the basic principles?
00:50 Ashleigh talks though Property Disregards and how these works
01:21 Ashleigh goes into more detail about 12 week Property Disregard
01:50 Ashleigh considers deprivation of assets – how does this work?
02:30 Summary and where to go if you have questions

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