There’s a range of options for people in Edinburgh who need support to plan their future care:
Support for people who use mental health services
Advocard is an advocacy service for mental health service users in Edinburgh. It provides advocacy for people to access services that deal with issues in relation to Power of Attorney.
Support for people with long-term conditions
Anticipatory care planning helps you plan ahead for your future care needs. It’s particularly aimed at people who have early onset of long-term conditions and people with chronic and complex illnesses.
Finding a solicitor in Edinburgh
A solicitor can help you put Power of Attorney in place. You can find a solicitor by contacting the Law Society of Scotland.
Solicitors for Older People Scotland (SOPS) for short, is a group of solicitors dedicated to providing legal services to older and vulnerable people in a caring way. This group supports the Power of Attorney campaign and SOPS members are committed to providing Power of Attorney under the Legal Aid scheme to clients who qualify.
Support for people with incapacity
If you support someone with mental incapacity, you can get support and advice from The Office of the Public Guardian. You can find a helpful information on their website.
Phone: 01324 678300
Help for people on low and modest incomes
Legal aid is help towards the costs of legal advice and representation. It helps people on low and modest incomes to access the legal system. If you qualify, your legal costs are paid for out of public funds.