The Public Guardianship Office (PGO) is the administrative arm of the Court of Protection and part of the Department for Constitutional Affairs. The PGO provides financial protection services for clients who are not able to manage their financial affairs because of mental incapacity. The incapacity may be related to an illness suffered by some older people (e.g. dementia), or the result of an accident or negligence (brain injury) or of mental illness (schizophrenia). Some people with learning difficulties may also be clients of the PGO. We are here to support the families and advisers of the person who is incapable, often after someone has applied to the Court of Protection to manage the incapacitated persons financial affairs.