The Appointeeship programme is designed to help older people suffering from age related illnesses as well as people with learning or physical disabilities manage their money more effectively, by ensuring that they do not have to worry about claiming benefits or allowances they are entitled to, as well as helping them manage their daily finances. Indeed, it has too often been the case that clients with disabilities fail to benefit from the financial help they are entitled to, due to the fact that they are either unaware that they are eligible, or are unsure about the procedure to claim these benefits. This is why having a financial appointee could be the best solution towards preventing financial abuse, as well as helping them claim benefits that they are entitled to, in order to ensure peace of mind for friends and family.
How does the Appointeeship Programme work?
The process of the Appointeeship service is simple and completely transparent:
- A bank account in your name will be created for you
- All benefits and allowance will be collected and transferred directly into this account
- The money in this account will then be used to pay all your bills through setting up direct debits
- Monthly expenditures and budgeting will be agreed on with the client from the account to ensure reasonable and intentional spending
The Appointeeship Programme, along with all all of the other home care services we provide is entirely tailored to, and designed to fit the needs of each client. The aim of this service isn’t to exercise control over your finances, but to help you manage them while ensuring that you fully benefit from any allocation that you are entitled to.Your appointee will be there to advise you on financial decisions, budgeting, and allocations, before discussing them with you to ensure that you agree with what they are recommending. This service can be very reassuring for family, friends and loved ones, as it removes any sense of burden that comes with managing another person’s finances, while providing peace of mind that your loved one’s money and assets are safe and efficiently managed to their advantage.
What is an Appointee?
An appointee is there to help manage the finances of people with learning, physical and mental disabilities, as well as people who are suffering from age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia, all of which may render them unable to look after their own financial affairs. The primary role of your appointee will be to ensure that you receive any benefits you are entitled to, as well as liaising with the Department of Work and Pensions to ensure that any changes to your circumstances are accounted for.Through this programme, people are able to retain ownership over their finances and assets without having to worry about missmanagement, abuse or theft. This service can range from simple, everyday money matters such as paying bills, to help with budgeting, benefit claiming and managing assets. The aims of this service are empowerment and trust.For elderly people who already require Dementia care, retaining control and independence despite their age or condition is essential. This is why the service aims to preserve that independence, while eliminating the risk of being taken advantage of. With years of experience, our appointees already look after client accounts throughout the UK, and can help you or a loved one ensure that money matters are managed wisely. For more information about our Appointeeship services, get in touch with us today. Call one of our friendly staff members to discuss your needs and requirements on 0800 688 8866, or email us at email@example.com.