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The Finance Care Service - DWP Appointee, Appointeeships, LPAs, Deputyships and Safeguarding adults who do not have capacity

Monday- Friday 9am to 6pm (24 hour line for service users)

The Finance Care Service supports Adults Service Users who lack capacity to manage their own finances, by protecting them from financial abuse, claiming benefit entitlements, negotiating with Creditors and supporting Service Users with how to spend their money in their best interests.

It is a National not-for-profit organisation and helps a wide range of Service Users including Adults with learning disabilities, Adults with mental health support needs and older Adults.  It helps Adults in care/nursing homes, Adults in supported living accommodation and Adults in hospitals.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Appointeeship Service includes:

  • Liaising with Social Workers
  • Opening an Appointeeship Bank Account
  • Setting a Budgeting Plan
  • Ensuring Welfare Benefits are claimed
  • Paying bills and invoices
  • Resolving accrued debt
  • Ensuring funds are provided to the Adult as needed
  • Supporting Carers and Support Staff

 

The financial requirements of each Adult represented are assessed, communicating with Social Workers, Care Providers, Local Authorities, Professionals and Family Members to resolve financial needs and desired outcomes.

The service is setup to ensure that each Appointeeship is proactively monitored.  That is to say, transfers will not just be transferred over, setup and then left.  They will be reviewed regularly and strategies will be put in place to make the Adult’s life the best place it can be in light of their financial status.  It is important that the FCS doesn’t just work as an Appointee, but also helps improve the lives of as many individuals as possible, including the Adult’s circle of care. 

Referrals are made by Social Workers following the outcome of a Needs/Capacity Assessment.  Referrals can be made online (in about 10 minutes via mobile, tablet, laptop or PC via website) or in paper form.  There is a 6 hour setup time on new referrals and 24 hour turnaround time on filing BF56s with the DWP.  

We provide proactive money management and financial advocacy support service those who do not have capacity to cope.

www.financecareservice.org

info@financecareservice.org

0161 973 5759

Who to contact

Contact Name
Daniel Slaven
Contact Position
Accounts Manager/Director/Solicitor (non-practising)
Telephone
0161 973 5759
E-mail
info@financecareservice.org
Website
The Finance Care Service
Facebook
The Finance Care Service
Notes

Daniel Slaven

Where to go

Address
12-14
Shaws Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
Postcode
WA14 1QU Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals are made by Social Workers following the outcome of a Needs/Capacity Assessment.  Referrals can be made online (in about 10 minutes via mobile, tablet, laptop or PC via website) or in paper form.  There is a 6 hour setup time on new referrals and 24 hour turnaround time on filing BF56s with the DWP.  

Other notes

The service is offered on a National Basis.  We travel all around England and Wales.

Last updated: 17 Mar 2020
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