There may come a time when a person cannot manage their own financial affairs or personal welfare and are unable to make significant decisions for themselves.
It is possible for someone else to do this on their behalf by becoming their Deputy. The role of a Deputy can vary and may include managing property or accommodation and financial affairs through to dealing with personal welfare and medical treatment.
To become a Deputy an application needs to be made to the Court of Protection providing detailed information regarding the circumstances of the person without “capacity”. The court will review their situation and appoint an appropriate Deputy to take responsibility.