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Financial Advice for Carers

Navigating financial concerns can be tricky. Luckily there are many organisations offering advice and support, including advice specific to carers.

General Financial Advice

Turn2us 

Turn2Us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. You can find welfare benefits and grants information that is relevant to you. Either search by your situation or use the A-Z of benefits if you know the name of the benefit you want to find out about. To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator

Citizens Advice 

Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. They have a useful set of guides for a range of financial subjects, including debt, mortgages, benefits, pensions and banking. You can visit their West Sussex site for local help and advice.

Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service was set up by the government to provide free and impartial money advice. They have a huge range of informative articles, as well as a benefits calculator, mortgage calculator, budget planners and a Universal Credit helper tool.

Financial Advice for Carers

Carers UK 

Carers UK have a financial advice page specifically for carers, including information on benefits, and help with health costs, household finances and pensions.

Carewise

Carewise care funding scheme offers impartial information and advice about choosing and paying for long-term care, as well as related areas such as powers of attorney, wills and inheritance tax. Whether you’re thinking of care at home or residential care, we strongly recommend you seek specialist financial advice to help you plan how to manage your finances and fund your care fees.

Mencap 

Mencap have put together a useful financial guide specifically for those with a learning disability.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society have a guide to benefits during coronavirus for those with autism, or those caring for someone on the autistic spectrum.

Age UK 

Age UK have a range of advice on benefits, pensions and managing money.

Alzheimer’s Society 

Alzheimer's Society provide advice on legal and financial issues that someone with dementia and their carer may want to consider and looks at sources of help and support.

Macmillan

You can get advice from Macmillan on the financial support available for those with cancer.

Mind 

Mind have a set of practical tips on managing your money and improving your mental health.