Carers Rights

Legislation to support carers

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

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Become an appointee

You can apply for the right to deal with the benefits of someone who can’t manage their own affairs because they’re mentally incapable or severely disabled

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Court of Protection

You can apply to become someone’s deputy if they ‘lack mental capacity’. This means they can’t make a decision for themselves at the time it needs to be made.

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Lasting Power of Attorney

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.

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Mental Capacity

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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Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
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020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45