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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29 Records in Carers benefits, grants and legal services.

  • 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.

  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ

    Telephone: Telephone: 0808 808 0000, Textphone: 0808 808 0121

    Description: Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that provides practical, emotional, medical and financial support for people affected by cancer.

  • Mencap

    123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT

    Telephone: 0808 808 1111 (helpline and Mencap direct)

    Description: Mencap is a registered charity that offers services to adults and children with learning disabilities.

  • Mind (National)

    15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London , E15 4BQ

    Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (Mind Infoline)

    Description: Mind is a national mental health charity that offers a range of information and support services for people who experience any type of mental distress.

  • Money matters - Age UK

    Description: You can find information and advice on the Age UK website on issues such as pensions, tax, consumer issues and the different benefits you could claim.

  • Money, tax and benefits - GOV.UK

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

  • MS Society grants and short breaks

    MS Society Grants Team, MS National Centre, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND

    Telephone: 0300 500 8084 (Grants Team)

    Description: This charity provides grants to people affected by MS for items or activities they need, such as equipment, adaptations, short breaks, and other support.