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A Modern
and Independent
Appointeeship Plan

Daily money management for
vulnerable people living in their own
home or in supported living accommodation.

Comprehensive Appointeeship Plan

Overview

Our comprehensive appointeeship plan is our most popular appointee service. It provides a wide range of money management support for vulnerable people living in their own homes or in supported living accommodation.

This in-depth, modern, and multifaceted money management plan surpasses other organisations. Importantly, it is delivered at a considerably lower cost due to a combination of our experience and our substantial investment in Monika, our proprietary banking and money management platform, which keeps our administration costs lower.

Our investment in technology and innovation is just one of the reasons why we have been selected as a finalist in the forthcoming 2024 Card and Payments Awards in the Social Inclusion in Financial Services category. and we we selected to represent Best Practice and Innovation in the Financial Services category of the 2018 Parliamentary Review.

Our scale and systems have benefitted our clients as we have not had to implement a price increase in over 5 years. In many cases, our service fee is often deducted from the amount our clients pay as an assessed care contribution to local authorities as our support is accepted as a legitimate disability-related expenditure (DRE) making our service free of charge in practice when applied.

Getting Started

Leveraging our experience and technology we can put in place a robust money management plan that provides a protective shield around our client regarding their everyday financial matters. This typically starts with us opening a separate bank account in their name on our banking platform to receive their main welfare benefits and also opening additional, linked, bank accounts to receive and separate their housing benefit payments, and to have separate accounts for carers to be able to access spending money for shipping and for our client to receive a personal allowance for their own spending decisions.

If our client receives a direct payment for their care support, we can also receive and manage the direct payment at no extra charge as part of the comprehensive plan.

The table below details the features that form our comprehensive appointee service plan.

Comprehensive Appointeeship Plan - £75 Per Month

Included if required

Individual, FSCS-protected client bank account opened for benefit receipts

Yes

Money Carer appointeeship security bond put in place to protect client monies*

Yes

Rent management bank account opened to separate and pay rent

Yes

Carer shopping funds account and carer cards provided for support workers to make purchases for the client

Yes

Personal budget account opened and card provided to client for own spending needs

Yes

Separate direct payment account opened for receipt and management of direct payment at no extra cost

Yes

All household and other bills paid as necessary including shared household bills

Yes

Liaise with DWP regarding all welfare benefit matters

Yes

Manage motorbility vehicle responsibilities and link to DVLA database at no extra cost to client**

                 Yes

Undertake indepth benefit entitlement checks for correct benefit payments

Yes

Liaise with local authority for housing benefit payments and management

Yes

Liaise with housing association/Landlord for rent payment and management

Yes

Notify local authority adult social services teams of our involvement for future communications

Yes

Create a personal spending budget plan for client

Yes

Provide secure online and smartphone app access to plan for client

Yes

Provide secure online access to plan for named carers/social workers

Yes

Allow carers and clients to make secure online money requests

Yes

Arrange payment of care funding and local authority contribution bills

Yes

Funeral plan payments management

Yes

Generation of family tree for future bereavement/ beneficiary identification planning

Yes

Debt repayments made only (please note: debt management is an FCA-regulated activity)***

Yes

Work in partnership with solicitors regarding deputyship transfers

Yes

Managing funds from other income streams (only if client has decision specific capacity to request)****

Yes

Arrange emergency or scheduled funds payment via Paypoint vouchers

Yes

Arrange emergency or scheduled funds payment via CashbyText service

Yes

Provide online account access to trusted family members (read-only and subject to access agreement)

Yes

Money Carer team is available by phone, email, video call, secure messaging

Yes

Arrange independent social worker visits for complex matters

Yes

* Money Carer in conjunction with Aviva and Security Bonds Ltd developed the Appointeeship Security Bond in 2018

** Please note, some organisations are charging clients more than £250 per year to manage motorbility scheme responsibilities. We do not agree with this practice as we see the management of a person’s motorbility scheme to be a standard element of a DWP-approved appointee and should not attract additional fees as a motorbility car is funded from the mobility element of an individual’s disability benefit.

*** We are concerned that some appointeeship providers are advertising debt management services. This is an FCA regulated activity and should not be undertaken if FCA permission and regulation has not been granted.

**** We are concerned that some appointeeship providers are stating that they will manage other income streams outside of benefit receipts. Appointees do not have the legal authority to manage any income streams other than welfare benefit payments.

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