Financial Support

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Becoming a Deputy (Carers Trust)

Lasting Power of Attorney (Carers Trust)

Lasting Power of Attorney (Kidwells)

DOSH Financial Advocacy

A series of factsheets for family carers who are involved in managing money for a relative.

The factsheets give key information on topics such as benefits and family banking. We hope they will help you better understand your options as a family carer, and to be more confident in supporting your relative with money, now and in the future.

Bedroom Tax

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) and awards are made solely at the Local Authority’s discretion. Payments can only be awarded where there is an entitlement to housing benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit. Claims must be made by completing a DHP application form and sent electronically to

DHP Online Application

Your National Insurance (NI) record is a summary of the NI contributions paid through work, or credits awarded when you are unable to work. It is used to work out your entitlement to some state benefits, eg State Pension.

Helping Someone Manage Their Money (Carers Trust)

Herefordshire residents encouraged to act fast to access insulation funding

Herefordshire households are being encouraged to access funding for loft or cavity wall insulation before new rules change who will qualify for grants. The Council’s energy advice service, Keep Herefordshire Warm can help.

This summer, householders who require insulation could qualify for a grant towards the cost of works. There is no need to be in receipt of benefits or on a low income. In future, scheme changes mean that only low income households will qualify for grants.

For more information and to register for funding, contact the Keep Herefordshire Warm team for free on 0800 677 1785. Alternatively email . If you’re unsure about the status of insulation in your property, the team can help.

Marches Energy Agency

Avoiding Scams and Fraud

The person you care for may want to register with the Vulnerability Registration Service so that organisations that check the register, such as financial services, will know that they are vulnerable when they deal with them.

Vulnerability Registration Service

Carers Allowance

House of Commons Briefing Paper

Specialist Employability Support is intensive support and training to help you into work if you’re disabled.

You can apply if other employment programmes and schemes, such as Access to Work, are not suitable for you.

To apply you must:

You’ll usually get Specialist Employability Support for 12 months.

Making a Will (Carers Trust)