Good afternoon @Tarnall,
We are delighted that your daughter is seeking her independence and that you are so supportive of her.
A Lasting Powers of Attorney for health and welfare is a legal document which enables a person to appoint a trusted family member, friends or advisers to make decisions on where they live, medical treatment (including resuscitation), daily routine and arranged care- if appropriate.
To answer your question, Yes your daughter can appoint you if she has capacity and understands the reasons for making a Lasting Power of Attorney.
The important thing to note about Lasting Powers of Attorney is that you can only make them whilst you have the mental capacity to do so.
If a person lacks metal capacity, a deputyship order would have to be obtained through the Court of Protection.
We have a Guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection, which you may find useful available on our website:
If you would like further information, please call Mencap’s Wills and Trusts Team on 0207 696 6925.
Mencap’s Wills and Trust Service helps parents with the vital task of providing financial stability for their child’s future.
We offer advice and support around writing a Will and setting up a Trust, providing free literature and running Free Planning for the Future seminars across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
If you would like any information, or would like to attend one of our free seminars please contact the team on 0207 696 6925 or visit www.mencap.org.uk/willsandtrusts
Gifts in Wills Co-ordinator