Not-for-profit legal advice and financial safeguarding for vulnerable or neurodiverse people
Our professional Court of Protection Deputy and Attorney services help safeguard and protect the property and finances of people who lack capacity or who are unable to manage their own financial affairs.
Every Deputyship or Attorneyship is managed by an experienced, specialist Solicitor. However, unlike a traditional law firm, our objective is not to generate profit but to act solely in the best interest of our clients.
We provide free, impartial advice and support to families, carers, social care professionals and other third sector organisations. We help navigate the various options available to vulnerable or incapacitated people in order to maximise independence and achieve the best quality of life.
PROUD TO BE FUNDED BY
We work with the Charities Aid Foundation.
We are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
We are supported by Untd;
a leading provider of funding and support for social enterprises.
PROUD TO WORK ALONGSIDE
We are an official referral partner of Citizens Advice. Our team can be referred via any Citizens Advice team in the UK via the referent system.
We are a registered and certified by Social Enterprise UK.
We are registered and regulated by the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies.
We are a Dementia Friendly organisation and all of our staff are Dementia Friends.
Our Solicitors are authorised and regulated as individuals by the SRA.
We are not regulated as an organisation by the SRA.
We are a member of AdviceUK - a registered charity and membership organisation for independent advice services.
Our Deputyships are supervised by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). We comply with the Deputy standards as set out by the OPG.
We are registered signatories of the Financial Vulnerability Taskforce's charter. Adoption of the Charter allows firms and individuals to align with an Independent set of standards, expectations and rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.
We are a full member of social firms Wales, the National Support Agency for Social Firm development across Wales.
We are supported by Social Business Wales and Cwmpas, who provide expert advice on starting up social businesses.
OUR MISSION, GOALS AND SOCIAL OBJECTIVES
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Empathy, Integrity & Transparency
We provide our services with empathy, integrity and transparency.
We provide a person-centred, holistic service which places the wishes and feelings of our clients at the core of everything we do.
We ensure professional integrity in every aspect of our service and ensure the highest professional standards.
We act with transparency by providing clear and plain explanations of our services and charges.
Proactive & Preventative
We will provide proactive solutions and preventative services.
Our outreach strategies will target communities and individuals most in need of legal support.
Free information and advice will be provided to those communities in an attempt to ensure that Deputyship services are provided as early as possible, thus reducing the risks to the individual and the costs to society.
Promote Access to Justice
We promote access to justice by raising awareness of the Court of Protection and the services that are available to those who have lost mental capacity.
Safeguard & Support
We will support vulnerable people by safeguarding and protecting their assets and affairs.
Our specialist Professional Deputyship services will ensure people who have lost mental capacity are protected from financial abuse and can enjoy the protection and support of an expert Solicitor.