Useful downloads

Are you guilty of putting your head in the sand when considering what may happen in later life?

Planning for later life

What you need to consider when planning for your later years

What is an LPA?

Your say in your future should something happen to you

Why use an SFE member?

Highly qualified, regulated, experienced, legal professionals specialising in older and vulnerable clients

SFE Report – Who will decide for you when you can’t?

The importance of planning ahead for peace of mind

SFE Report – The risks of DIY LPAs

The risks of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) without specialist advice.

Here’s a short video explaining the benefits of getting specialist advice when getting a LPA:

SFE’s Strategy on Elder Abuse

What is elder abuse? Recognising the signs of elder abuse and how to get help

Metropolitan Police – Little Book of Big Scams

An overview of the major scams currently operating in the UK and tips on how to stay safe.

Help for people who have to manage an account for someone else

People who need to manage a bank or building society account for someone else as a result of that person’s lack of physical or mental capacity will now be supported by a new guidance framework that has been issued to all banks and building societies in the UK.

The objective of the framework, and the complementary consumer guide which accompanies it, is for carers and relatives to have a better and more consistent experience, reducing their burden at what can be a very difficult time.

Recognising that more needed to be done in this complex area, the guidance framework, has been jointly developed by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), the British Bankers Association (BBA) and the Building Societies Association (BSA), working in collaboration with the Law Society, Alzheimer’s Society, SFE and Age UK.  For the first time, banks and building societies have a consistent approach to apply to policy and process in support of third party mandate holders.

Advice leaflets from the Office of the Public Guardian

New to being an attorney? Getting started as a Health and Welfare attorney

New to being an attorney? Getting started as a Property and Financial Affairs attorney

Your options for paying your bills if you can’t

When it comes to paying for shopping and bills, there are more ways to choose from than ever. But if your circumstances change – whether due to illness, accident, short or long term disability – it’s important to understand your options

The Alzheimers Society: The dementia guide 

This is a link to the Alzheimers Society’s new guide for helping people with dementia, the second button is for their guide for helping  retailers and their customers/clients with dementia.