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Wednesday 17th July 2019

The telephone lines will be closed today from 12.30 until 8.00am Thursday 18th July 2019

Click Opening Hours then the Closed tab to find out who to ring if you need medical assistance

Text message service

We have started to use text messages to contact you about making appointments, if you wish to "opt out" of this service, please let us know.

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Power of Attorney

Health and welfare lasting power of attorney

Use this LPA to give an attorney the power to make decisions about things like:

your daily routine, for example washing, dressing, eating

medical care

moving into a care home

life-sustaining treatment

It can only be used when you’re unable to make your own decisions.


Property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney

Use this LPA to give an attorney the power to make decisions about money and property for you, for example:

managing a bank or building society account

paying bills

collecting benefits or a pension

selling your home

It can be used as soon as it’s registered, with your permission.

Help deciding if you should make a lasting power of attorney

Contact the Office of the Public Guardian if you need help.

Office of the Public Guardian
Telephone: 0300 456 0300
Textphone: 0115 934 2778
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am to 5pm
Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
Find out about call charges


Other information:

Certified copies of your original document have to be done by a solicitor.

The original must be provided for the solicitor to stamp each page of the document "this is a certified copy" (or words to that effect)

Solicitors will charge a small fee for this service.


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