The offer of a telephone call comes out automatically. It’s optional. You can just ignore it or request it later.
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You need to refer this to social services. At this stage, they can be your best friend.
Otherwise you cannot deal with your brother’s affairs unless he is able to agree to let you do so which it appears that he cannot.
Here are all the details on the donor making the application to appoint a Attorney under a Lasting Power
if however the person who would normally be making the appointment does not have the mental capacity to grant the power-of-attorney to someone else, then whoever wishes to look after that person’s affairs will have to make an application to court to become a deputy. Here are the details on that:
please note that the latter process is a lot longer than just applying for to appoint a Attorney under a Lasting Power. It could easily take six months.
Solicitors will charge about GBP500 for making the first Attorney -type application and about GBP1500 to appoint a deputy.
There is no legal aid.
This is very much a go yourself job, it’s just a case of going through the paperwork slowly and methodically.
Please note that in either case the person who is going to look after the affairs can be appointed to deal with finances only or health and welfare only or both.
Social Services would be able to make an interim application in the short-term or you could make an interim application to the Court of Protection. That would be to allow you to deal with the immediate problem not long-term.
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