Hi, My dad has parkinsons and was put into a care last year. He hasnt been of a stable mind for the last 3 years and has parkinsons for the last 6 years. I have a very bad relationship with his brother and he has been very nasty, including trying to attack me the last time i saw him however he says he was granted power of attorney, next of kin etc and has tried everything to stop me seeing my dad including getting the police/social involved. I have no previous convictions and the police (after car and house checks) agreed i hadnt stolen anything etc etc. Well seeing as its christmas i phoned the care home to ask if i can take my dad out for a big family christmas just 1mile away from the care home and only a couple of hours as i dont want to risk any medical issues. Its probably his last christmas and i want him to have a good one. However the care home says they need his brothers permission as hes `next of kin` yet when i have looked online for answers there is no legal rights for him to be able to do that? I also believe dad had to be of sound mind to grant him any `power` and i know for a fact he hasnt been of sound mind for atleast 3 years? im really struggling and just want a nice family christmas! I just need to know how i can make sure he is the power of attorney? ie paperwork? and if i have any rights to fight it and how i would go about doing that?