If you are worried that the child or adult you care for can’t make decisions about their welfare and finances themselves, you need to think about the best ways to protect them in the future. 

Specialised help

Philip Warford, a solicitor specialised in this area of law, and Mencap’s Wills & Trusts Service, will talk you through your options in a clear, friendly way, and answer any questions you might have.

We will cover:

Mental Capacity

  • What is mental capacity & who assesses mental capacity

  • What affects mental capacity

  • Different levels of capacity for different things

  • How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects us

Powers of Attorney

  • What is a Power of Attorney

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney explained

Court of Protection & Deputyship

  • What it is and what it does

  • When and how to contact them

  • Timescales and their charges


If you have any questions please feel free to call us on 020 7696 6925.