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Carers Allowance Helpline
Phone: 0345 608 4321 Website: https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance (Opens in new window)
The UK’s largest provider of carer’s support services
Phone: 0808 808 7777 Website: https://www.carersuk.org/ (Opens in new window)
Court of Protection
We make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made (they ‘lack mental capacity’). Website: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals/court-of-protection
Phone: 0117 366 4830 Website: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals/court-of-protection (Opens in new window)
Power of Attorney/Office of Public Guardian
Overview A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and...
Relatives & Residents Association
The Relatives & Residents Association is the national charity for older people in or needing care and the relatives and friends who help them cope. The R&RA’s helpline offers free, expert and totally independent advice and support on a daily basis, to all in difficulties or just needing accurate information about older people and care....
Phone: 020 7359 8136 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.relres.org/helpline/contact-the-helpline/ (Opens in new window)
If you regularly look after someone in a caring capacity, the Somerset Carers Service can support you with advice and guidance. Caring for another person is very rewarding, but can be overwhelming and lonely at times. Somerset Carers Service can help link to you groups & events in your area, to find facts and information...