Betty FiggÂ and her family would not agree that Social Services always get the right end of the stick, or that they always do the right thing. Â Betty Figg wanted to be at home, not in a care home. Â Betty Figgisâ family wanted her to be at home, not in a care home. Â But Social Services decided that the families views didnât count, nor did those of Betty Figg herself. Â Social Services knew best, and in the absence of a Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney, Social Services made the rules. Â They brought along four policemen with a battering ram to take Betty Figg away from the home and the family she loved and move her back into a Care Home where she was losing the will to live.
Is that a position you would wish any of your family to be in? Â Contact us to organise aÂ Welfare LPAÂ today, on 01323 384003: tomorrow could be too late.
THE STORY of a Coventry grandma seized from her daughterâs home has brought back painful memories for a city woman who launched a High Court custody battle for her own frail mum.
SadlyÂ Jacqualine Barberâs mum was still in a care home when she died because red tape meant they spent several months waiting for the case to be heard.
Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney â Everyone over 18 Needs one
We continually hear from the public and solicitors who should know better that Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney are not important. Â We agree they are not important â they are vital. Â If you have been badly advised in this area, donât leave things to chance, contact us today to organiseÂ Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney for the adults in your family. Â Always bear in mind that the wholeÂ processÂ is incrediblyÂ bureaucraticÂ and takes around 3 months, so if anyone is going to have a stroke or an accident, or has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they need to give 3 months notice!