In North Ayrshire
Our vision is that all people who live in North Ayrshire are able to have a safe, healthy and active lifestyle.
North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership is responsible for community-based health and social care services in North Ayrshire, including services at Ayrshire Central Hospital and Woodland View.
We provide a range of services for children, adults and older people in North Ayrshire, along with criminal justice services. Some services are provided across Ayrshire. The services are provided by the Partnership or purchased from another provider of community-based health and social care services. Working together we are made up of:
- NHS Ayrshire & Arran
- North Ayrshire Council
- Third sector organizations (represented by TSI North Ayrshire)
- Independent care organizations (represented by Scottish Care)
Our community based health and social care services are for people throughout their life: from birth through childhood, teenage years and adulthood.
Having a Power of Attorney lets you plan what you want another person to do for you in the future, should you become incapable of making decisions about your own affairs.
PoA is a written document which includes a certificate signed either by a solicitor who can practise law in Scotland or by a registered UK medical doctor who holds a licence to practise.
There are 3 types:
- Continuing PoA – gives powers to deal with money and/or property
- Welfare PoA – gives powers to make decisions around health or personal welfare matters
- Combined PoA – gives continuing and welfare powers
More information is available via Office of the Public Guardian (Scotland) and My Power of Attorney in Scotland
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