Appointeeship

Sometimes due to mental health, instability or addiction people can struggle with their finances and find themselves without the necessary money for day to day living. The Disability Support Project offers Appointeeships amongst our services to manage your finances and ensure that bills are paid, benefits are received and daily needs such as food are met. 

Appointeeships are a key area of focus for the Disability Support Project as we can see the benefit it can provide to so many who cannot manage their own finances. Our professional team will also ensure they have the necessary benefits for their condition and manage them each month. We have had a great deal of success with our clients and take great pride in handling each appointeeship with dignity and respect while taking on the responsibility for their financial wellbeing.  

Who Should Consider an Appointeeship

Handing your finances over to someone else to control should be considered thoroughly before entering into any sort of agreement. 

Some people who can benefit from an appointeeship are those suffering with:

  • Dementia

  • Alzheimer's

  • After a Stroke

  • Alcohol Dependence

  • Drug Addiction

  • Gambling Addiction

Any mental, physical disability or impairment that can lead to financial issues or continuation of an addiction / dependence. 

Taking the Step

Although It can be difficult to hand over your own or a family members finances to someone else, in some cases this can ease the burden of finances, relieve stress and anxiety and put the finances in the hands of the experts.

In some case the appointeeship can be set in place while a candidate goes through stages of rehabilitation to aid their recovery. In others this is a more long term commitment due to an illness that they are unlikely to recover from.

 

You can contact our team and discuss options in advance and have a face to face consultation to ensure this is the right step for your / their circumstances.  

The Disability Support Project will only consider an appointeeship if it will be of benefit to the client (account holder). 

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Referrals

If you have a family member or work with someone you believe needs an appointeeship you can make a referral to the Disability Support Project who will work in conjunction with the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions). Referrals can come from a range of sources including, but not limited to:

  • Care Providers

  • Charities

  • Doctors

  • Family Members

  • Housing Associations

  • Nursing Homes

  • Psychiatrists

  • Social Workers

  • Solicitors