In the UK, 6.5 million people provide care for a sick relative, friend or loved one: new legislation obliges councils to support this 'hidden army' of carers
You can apply for the right to deal with the benefits of someone who canâ€™t manage their own affairs because theyâ€™re mentally incapable or severely disabled
You can apply to become someoneâ€™s deputy if they â€˜lack mental capacityâ€™. This means they canâ€™t make a decision for themselves at the time it needs to be made.
A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
The Mental and Capacity Act also allows a person to plan ahead for a time when they may not be able to make decisions themselves.
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Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45