Dorothy House has a Welfare Rights Team in partnership with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Macmillan. They will look at maximising your income through benefits and grants and reducing expenditure which may involve debt advice and fuel tariffs, etc.
If you are employed you have rights that are covered by legislation. Our Welfare Rights Team will look at your financial position, entitlements and pension rights.
You may have to deal with the finances of the person you care for. Planning ahead can help you avoid difficulties in the future. The Welfare Rights Team can advise on bank accounts, Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, marriage and civil partnerships etc.
Help from the team can extend beyond bereavement. Talk to our Welfare Rights Team for further advice about any financial, employment and legal matters. Your Dorothy House contact or the Family Support Team will be happy to make a referral to them.