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Suitable person

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Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster
Think Local Act Personal

A person who manages direct payments on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to look after the money themselves. It has to be someone reliable who will manage money in the best interests of person who receives it and make sure that the care they receive is beneficial to them. The council decides if someone is a suitable person, and oversees the arrangement.

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