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Sandwell MBC Appointeeship Unit

This record is classed under Appointeeship, Safeguarding adults and mental capacity, Support services, Managing money, Social care information and advice, Individual budgets, Mental health, Benefits and entitlements.

Service Provider NameSandwell MBC Appointeeship Unit
ServiceCourt of Protection Property and Affairs Deputyship and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Appointee for SMBC Adult Social Care Clients
Address1Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Address2Oldbury Council House
Address3Freeth Street
CountyWest Midlands
Post CodeB69 3DE
Where do they provide service from?Address as above. Postal address is Sandwell MBC Appointeeship Unit, Jack Judge House, PO Box 15888, Halesowen Street, Oldbury, B69 9EN.
Telephone0121 569 6139
Area coveredBorough of Sandwell
Who is the service for?The Appointeeship Unit will deal with the financial affairs of people who: receive a service from Sandwell Adult Social Care; have been assessed as mentally incapable; and have no friends or family who are able or suitable to take on this role for them.
Referral routeThrough Sandwell Enquiry or Mental Health Teams
Specific ethnic group?No
Summary of servicesIf someone is mentally incapable of managing their money, has no friends or family to assist or has been deemed to be at risk of financial abuse, the Appointeeship Unit can take over responsibility for receiving benefits and paying bills, repaying debts and budgeting etc.
When are the services run?Monday - Friday
Time details9am - 5pm
RemitThe aim of the Appointeeship Unit is to act as a service of last resort for clients who have no family to look after their affairs. We will keep them safe by ensuring that they are adequately housed/looked after, all bills are paid and they have sufficient money in their pocket for everyday living expenses. We will manage their benefits, pensions and other income in accordance with both DWP and Court of Protection rules and regulations.
Chargeable service?Yes, Court of Protection Local Authority Administration charges apply
Total capacity of serviceNot applicable
Transport ProvidedNot applicable
CQC RegisteredNot applicable
Sandwell Approved ListNot applicable
DisclaimerInclusion in this directory does not imply that Sandwell Council endorses the organisations and no responsibility is assumed for the information in their entries or their services. For terms and disclaimer see below. Directory last updated October 2019.

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