have asked if she is being safe guarded from me and he says she is not,there is something going on.He said it was too late to lodge the POA,but I have since found this is not true,so have lodged it.I have asked him to put in writing the reason she cant move in with me.Previously when we asked if she could,they said they couldnt stop us.
My brother was initially arrested,and a condition of his bail was that he had to stay away from her for a month,but can now visit her in the respite centre.He has been once and they were partially estranged from my mum,who is 80.He never visited her or phoned.
The social worked says he will arrange for an independent advocate to take over my mums health and finance decisions.When I say I have a POA,he says they will still go ahead with theirs.He said Its because my brother and I cant agree on my mums welfare.I have letters from her gp,priest,brother,cousins and friends all to say that they feel it would be best for my mum to live with me,that my brother did not care for mum and caused her upset.Mum didnt name him as a 2nd attorney or even as someone to be advised.
The social worker also says I cannot take mum to the bank--where she is extremely well known,to make a cash withdrawal,as this is fraud.The guy who had written out her will,had told me I could make withdrawals as long as I keep receipts for expenditure,as mums speech therapy is costing about £100 a week.He says Mum does not have mental capacity,yet when asked where she wants to live,she always answers with "My daughters".
Now my questions are---
1 Can I make withdrawals from the bank,as I had taken £500 which has already been spent?
2 If I have POA,can my brother object
3 What will happen if the social workers request to take over her health and finance decisions is agreed by the Court of protection before my POA is received
4 As of this week my mum needs to start paying at the Respite centre which I feel is unnecessary,so I would then like her to move in with me,so do I advise the social worker of my intentions,do I have to ask his permission or do I just up and go?
please help as I am going out of my mind with worry.He wants to put her in a care home 1.5 hours away from me.She cant really read,watch tv,call friends,all the things she used to enjoy,so as I am now her main source of social activity it will be best all round if she is with me.