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Office of the Public Guardian

United Kingdom

2019

An ageing population and a changing social, cultural and technological world bring opportunities  and challenges for the economy, our services and society. Fewer people are living in traditional family units, while the rate of dementia is on the rise. These factors increase the need to make sure everyone has the freedom to make their own decisions about their affairs. Government needs to provide support to those who need help in making decisions about their finances and care. It also has a duty to protect those who lack the mental capacity to do so for themselves.

OPG’s transformation programme (OPG 2025) is aimed at making sure it continues to provide highly efficient services, allowing our people to help others to uphold the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.