Independent Financial, Welfare Benefits and Legal Advice
You can find advice from the following sources:
You may be entitled to Welfare Benefits to help pay for your care and support costs. There's a range of benefits depending on your personal and financial circumstances. For information please go to the Government website.
You can get impartial advice and information about your pension options from a free government service Pension Wise
Personal Legal and Financial Advice.
You may also want to talk to a Solicitor or Financial Adviser when considering your options. Always make sure that the service or person that you use is suitably qualified or specialist for the type of advice you need. Some Financial Advice can only be given by providers regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) this is called Regulated Financial Advice and is listed below:
To let a relative or friend act on your behalf:
You should contact the Office of the Public Guardian, a financial adviser or a solicitor to set up formal arrangements such as a Power of Attorney
The Council cannot recommend any particular service but we can give details of services who may be able to help (please note that you may be charged a fee for these services).
Last Updated: 28 July 2021