Carers benefits, grants and legal services

Carers benefits, grants and legal services

Carers often need to know about the same money and legal matters as everyone else. But there are some things that are just for carers. For example, you might be able to get benefits such as Carer's Allowance if you provide unpaid support to someone. There are also some legal matters that are particularly relevant to carers, such as applying to become a deputy for the person you care for. If you need advice about benefits or money in general, you can find it here and you can also get legal advice, guidance on making a complaint, and more.

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15 Records in Carers benefits, grants and legal services filtered by Client group "everyone".

  • CAP drop-in service

    St Mark's, Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EJ

    Telephone: 020 7326 9417 (St Mark's drop-in), 0800 328 0006 (CAP debt helpline)

    Description: The charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) runs a debt and money management drop-in service in Wandsworth every Friday morning.

  • Civil Legal Advice

    Telephone: 0345 345 4 345 (Minicom/textphone for deaf and hard of hearing): 0345 609 6677

    Description: Civil Legal Advice is a free and confidential national advice service paid for by legal aid.

  • Community Care advice at SWLLC

    Telephone: 020 8767 2777 (to arrange an appointment)

    Description: South West London Law Centres (SWLLC) offers a specialist advice service for people with community care needs.

  • Council Tax discounts and exemptions

    Council Tax Services, PO Box 65962, London , SW18 9HN

    Telephone: 020 8871 8081 (24 hour self-service line, with a call-back option)

    Description: Some properties can get a discount on the amount of Council Tax they need to pay, and some might be exempt from paying any Council Tax, including some people with disabilities or social care needs.

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

    Wandsworth Supervisory Body, The DOLS Office, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

    Telephone: 020 8871 8701

    Description: The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) provide protection for people who lack the mental capacity to make a decision for themselves about their care or treatment in hospitals or residential and nursing homes.

  • Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS)

    Battersea Library 265 Lavender Hill London, SW11 1JB

    Telephone: 020 7978 7306

    Description: DASCAS is now part of the Citizens Advice Wandsworth, they provide independent advice to residents living in Wandsworth borough about benefits and services available to people with disabilities, and the relatives and friends who care for them.

  • Disability discrimination and your rights

    Description: As a disabled person, you have rights to protect you from discrimination.

  • Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputies

    Description: A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that lets you appoint someone (or more than one person), known as attorneys, to make decisions for you or help you make decisions.

  • Money, tax and benefits - GOV.UK

    Description: The government website offers information on benefits, tax credits, taxes, pensions and other money-related topics.

  • Office of the Public Guardian

    PO Box 16185, Birmingham, B2 2WH

    Telephone: 0300 456 0300 (or textphone for deaf and hard of hearing people: 0115 934 2778)

    Description: The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.