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Useful Contacts

The Money Advice Service has a guide of activities to do with young people to help them learn about money – ‘Helping young people with learning disabilities to understand money’ at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk or Freephone 0800 138 7777

The British Bankers’ Association has a guide to managing money for someone who lacks mental capacity at www.bba.org.uk/publication/leaflets/

(NB: this site is no longer being updated)

Go to the Official Government website: www.gov.uk for information on becoming an appointee or lasting power of attorney

British Institute of Learning Disabilities has an information pack on a range of topics about managing money at www.bild.org.uk

Mencap has useful information on the Mental Capacity Act and other resources

www.mencap.org.uk or help and advice line Tel: 0808 808 1111