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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8 Records in Carers benefits, grants and legal services filtered by Key words "complaints and legal issues".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • South West London Law Centres

    Telephone: 020 8767 2777

    Description: South West London Law Centres (SWLLC) provide free legal advice and representation for people in need across Wandsworth, and south west London.

  • The Court of Protection

    PO Box 70185, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn, London, WC1A 9JA

    Telephone: 0300 456 4600 (outside of office hours call 020 7947 6000 for emergency applications only)

    Description: The Court of Protection makes decisions on applications which involve people who lack mental capacity.

  • The Disability Law Service

    The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London , SE11 5RR

    Telephone: 020 7791 9800 (advice line), 020 7791 9801 (textphone/minicom)

    Description: The Disability Law Service is a national registered charity that provides confidential and independent legal advice for disabled adults, their families and carers.

  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005

    Description: The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is a law that makes it clear what happens when someone is unable to make a decision or decisions, and it provides protection and support for people in these situations.

  • YOUth Legal & Resource Centre

    Ashburton Youth Centre, Westleigh Avenue, Roehampton, London, SW15 6XD

    Telephone: 020 3195 1906 or 07956 039039

    Description: This charity provides free, confidential, and independent legal advice and representation to young people aged 16-25 who live, work or study in Wandsworth.