The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (PPPR Act) introduced the concept of an Enduring Power of Attorney. It is designed to ‘provide protection and promotion of the personal and property rights of persons who are not fully able to manage their own affairs’. There are two kinds of enduring powers of attorney – EPA in Relation to Property and EPA in relation to Personal Care and Welfare. Amendments became law in September 2008 and again in 2017.
EPA forms and guidelines are available on the Office for Senior Citizens website. These are for your information only as you will need professional assistance to complete these. The Public Trust also has information and forms.
Community Health Nurses, Age Concern Canterbury are available for further information.