Case Study 1

Jonathan's story

Jonathan has dementia and has resided in a residential care home in Dumfries for the last 6 months so that he can receive the 24hr care he needs. Jonathon’s daughter, Liz, has not been able to access his bank account as it is in his sole name and has been frozen by the bank due to his incapacity. As a result Liz has been paying his care home fees, personal allowance and purchasing his clothes and toiletries from her own money.

Liz became aware of the Access to Funds scheme and applied to us for authority to access an agreed amount of funds from her father’s bank account to pay his care home fees and personal allowance to the care home and also for additional money to purchase clothes and toiletries for Jonathon when needed.