The Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) are working on a project to modernise Lasting Powers of Attorney and are looking for volunteers to help with the design and development of the future service.
The Modernise Lasting Powers of Attorney (MLPA) project aims to:
- Increase safeguards for the donor
- Improve the process of making and registering an LPA for donors, attorneys and third parties
- Achieve sustainability for OPG whilst keeping LPAs as affordable as possible for all people in society
The MPLA team are starting to focus on the needs of those who support others to make an LPA and are looking to undertake the next phase of codesign and research sessions. This is an opportunity for BLS members to get involved in the iterative design and development of the future paper and digital channels the Powers of Attorney Bill will facilitate.
The team are keen for the involvement and insight of the profession to ensure that the service meets both the need of organisations, and the needs of BLS and the members we help and support. A range of activities will be taking place over spring/summer 2023 (online and in person) – and there are no specific time commitments needed from volunteers. The research plan will be built based upon the responses received, and the team are particularly keen to explore opportunities to visit places of work.
Interested parties can register here by the end of May to get involved.