More from Which?
Other sources of information relating to this subject on the Which? website.
Bank accounts: Which? recommended providers
Savings and ISAs: comparison tables
Financial advice: how to find an adviser
Compare energy prices
Home phone deals
How to set up power of attorney
Power of attorney selector
Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB)
National network of free advice centres that can give advice on managing your relative’s affairs.
Telephone: 08454 04 05 06 (Consumer helpline)
The Court of Protection
If you need to make decisions for, or manage the affairs of, someone who lacks mental capacity and does not have a power of attorney in place.
Telephone: 0300 456 4600 (Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm)
Telephone: 020 7947 6000 (emergency applications – out of hours)
Office of Care and Protection – Northern Ireland
Telephone: 028 9072 4733
Office of the Public Guardian – England and Wales
Apply for a POA, register a POA.
Telephone: 0300 456 0300
Office of the Public Guardian – Scotland
Telephone: 01324 678 300
Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)
Page last reviewed: January 2015
Next review due: November 2017