Client Management of Finances Team
If someone lacks the mental capacity to manage their money and are incapable of managing their finances, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out who can make decisions on behalf of the person. If the person has no friends or family to assist or has been deemed to be at risk of financial abuse, our Client Management of Finances Team may be able to take over responsibility for receiving benefits and paying bills, repaying debts and budgeting etc.
The aim of the Management of Finances Team is to act as a service of last resort for people who lack the mental capacity to manage their finances and have no family or friends to look after their affairs. We will endeavour to safeguard them by ensuring that they are adequately housed/looked after, all bills are paid, and they have sufficient money for everyday living expenses. We will manage their benefits, pensions and other income in accordance with both DWP and Court of Protection rules and regulations.
Above all, we will always make any decisions with the best interests of the person in mind.