A few weeks ago I asked my health visitor to help me find out who could help me with setting up power of attorney, she put me in touch with Family Services who visited today.
The lady from family services didn’t know, so she suggested I contact Newham Adult Social Services, they asked me to call Newham Community Links, they asked me to contact Mind Newham, they asked me to contact Civil Legal Advice, they couldn’t help and gave me details for the Quality Care Commission who regulate care providers. They suggested I call back Mind Newham. Mind Newham recommended I speak with Inspire, who told me they only know about Tower Hamlets, and advised me to search online.
I can’t believe how hard this is! There must be someone in the community helping people at risk of losing their capacity to complete a POA (especially with Dementia on the rise)!
Please don’t tell me that paying a solicitor is the only way forward...