Resources in your area
Power of Attorney resources in East Ayrshire include the East Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership. The Partnership is responsible for the planning and delivery of high-quality health and social care services in the area. The vision of the EAHSCP is “Working together with all our communities to improve and sustain wellbeing, care and promote equity”. Partnership across the workforce, supported people, and partners in the third and independent sector has the aim of creating a healthier, happier East Ayrshire, continuously improving services for the whole workforce and supported people.
If you currently have support from East Ayrshire Health and Social Care services e.g. Social Work, General Practitioner, District Nurse / CPN or Homecare Services you can discuss this with them and they will assist with starting the process.
Within East Ayrshire a number of services can assist you to plan for your future.
Individuals may have their own solicitor that they can contact to take forward a Power of Attorney. However, if not, solicitors are available and can be accessed using the link below providing a database to find contact details of law firms throughout Scotland who may be able to support individuals to apply for Power of Attorney.
Other Power of Attorney Supports
Office of the Public Guardian
Mental Welfare Commission
Ayrshire Independent Living Network
Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.
Legal aid is help towards the costs of legal advice and representation, for those who qualify. It is designed to help individuals on low and modest incomes gain access to the legal system.
Find out more at www.slab.org.uk
The Office of the Public Guardian supports and advises those assisting someone with mental incapacity. They can be contacted on 01324 678300. Their website offers a lot of helpful information.
Solicitors for Older People Scotland (SOPS) is a group of solicitors dedicated to providing legal services to older and vulnerable people in a caring way. SOPS members are committed to providing Power of Attorney under the Legal Aid scheme to clients who qualify.
Find out more at www.sops.org.uk