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Financial and legal support for carers

Finance Legal Support Caring For Carers Panel

Financial and legal information, help, and support for Plymouth's carers.

Remember - if you are struggling you are not alone. There is no shame in asking for help. Everyone needs a little bit of extra support at some point in their lives.


Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is a benefit for anyone aged 16 or over who spends at least 35 hours each week caring for someone.

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Additional financial help

Includes additional financial support such as help with council tax, fuel costs, pensions and health costs.

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Personal budgets for carers

A carer's personal budget is a way that carers may be able to be supported to have a break from caring and improve their health and wellbeing.

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Power of attorney for carers

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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Free legal advice clinics for carers

Book a free appointment to discuss any legal questions you have and get the support you need.

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Your carer rights and self-advocacy

Caring can be hard work - physically and emotionally. It's important to find out about the different ways you can get help and support with caring and your rights.

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