https://mojdigital.blog.gov.uk/2013/02/20/creating-a-digital-lasting-power-of-attorney-pilot/

Creating a digital Lasting Power of Attorney – pilot

As Simon Manby said in his post on 31 January, the Office of the Public Guardian, MOJ Digital Services Division and Government Digital Service are working together to build an online tool for creating Lasting Power of Attorney forms.

If you’re planning to make a Lasting Power of Attorney, we think this tool will make it simpler, clearer and faster for you to complete the forms before you print them, sign them and send them to the us for registration.

We’ve already done a lot of testing and development, but we know that the tool isn’t perfect and we can make it even better. That’s why we’re encouraging people to take part in this pilot: we want to learn as much as we can from your feedback and make improvements before we launch the service later this year.

Update

We've had a great response to our invitation to help us pilot our digital LPA service. We're really grateful to everyone taking part, and we'd encourage participants to complete your applications before 30 March. Don't forget to send us feedback to help us improve the service.

The high level of interest means we've had to close the pilot to new participants. If you would still like to create your Lasting Power of Attorney forms online, the Beta version of our digital service will be available from 29 April via the gov.uk website.

In the meantime you may wish to familiarise yourself with the guidance already available online here.

 

22 comments

  1. DAVID WOODWARD

    I would like to take part

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    • Chris Mitchell

      Thanks David, you can take part by sending an email to the address shown in the post.

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    • Neil Foreman

      Unfortunately I am bed bound with a spinal injury but want to create a Power of Attorney in favour of my three children. Can you help me?
      Many thanks

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      • Alice Newton

        Hi Neil, you can use our digital application for a Lasting Power of Attorney by emailing the address above (OPG.ITWorkstream@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk). They will then send you all the information you need to use the online tool.

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      • Irene H Shields

        I would like my niece to be in control of my finances. i still have my faculties but at 95 i worry that i will not have them for much longer. I am already quite forgetful.
        Irene

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        • Chris Mitchell

          Hi Irene,

          You can find out about Lasting Power of Attorney (including allowing someone else to take control of your finances) at:

          https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/overview

          If you think you will be able to complete the application forms within the next few weeks, then you could take part in the pilot by emailing the address in the post above (OPG.ITWorkstream@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk). They will then send you all the information you need to use the online tool.

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          • Robert Metherell

            I would like to take part in the trial with a view to submitting the forms very shortly

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  2. Steven Rigby

    I would like to take part in the pilot scheme for the Lasting Power of Attorney please

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    • Chris Mitchell

      Hi Steven, you can take part by sending an email to the address shown in the post.

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  3. Kim Cranfield

    Our father has passed away this week and our mother is in a home with the last stages of Alzheimer's so do we go though this , a bit lost really.
    cheers, Kim..

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  4. Josie Tonge

    I having been thinking of creating LPA for sometime, so went on line for advise when I noticed your link. I would be happy to join your scheme.
    Josie Tonge

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    • Chris Mitchell

      Hi Josie,
      You can take part by sending an email to the address shown in the post

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  5. stephanie williams

    Hi I am interested in the pilot scheme for creating a LPA with my brother for our father
    Is this possible?
    thanks

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    • Chris Mitchell

      Hi Stephanie,
      You can take part by sending an email to the address shown in the post.
      (OPG.ITWorkstream@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk).

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  6. Stephen Cochrane

    I have registered for the pilot and have started to complete the forms. Unfortunately I do not have the link to get back and finish the forms. Can somebody help. Thanks.

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  7. Jane Seymour

    I would love to do it online as via the post i just get letters that arent in plain english and causes delays

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  8. Roger Wilson

    Will this allow both financial, and medical LPA to be progressed on line?

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  9. alan herbert ayres

    i am interesed in becoming part of this pilot if its not to late, i'm hoping to leave for a holiday in australia within the the next two weeks an will be away about 10 months, can all this be done on e-mail, regards, alan ayres

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  10. Patrick Frederick

    My grandfather is 95 years old and would like my mother and i to take complete control of his affair. Would you be able to use the online tool for this and would you be able to give support in completing forms using the online tool?

    Regards
    Patrick

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  11. IRIS DUFFY

    My mum has just gone into a care home and I need to organise a power of attorney. Things get complicated without one. Can I do this online with this pilot?I would make life so much easier.

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  12. IRIS DUFFY

    i would like to take part in this online application.

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