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.

  • 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.

  • St Mary's Parish Support Fund

    c/o The Parish Office, St Mary's Crypt, Battersea Church Road, London, SW11 3NA

    Telephone: 020 7228 9648

    Description: The St Mary's Parish Support Fund offers one-off grants for people in need who live in the parish area.

  • 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.

  • The Money Advice Service

    The Money Advice Service, Holborn Centre, 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD

    Telephone: 0800 138 7777or Typetalk: 18001 0300 500 5000

    Description: The Money Advice Service is a free, independent advice service which was set up by the government - it provides advice about many things, including about care, planning for the future, and funding and paying for care.

  • Which? Elderly Care

    Description: Which? Elderly Care is a website that gives free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people, including about the different housing options and ways of funding care.

  • 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.