Getting Help for the Person You Care For
Social Care Support
Getting the right support for the person you care for, and support your in your caring role and make things easier for you. Find out more about how to access support for the person you care for here.
If the person you care for is currently in hospital, you may be interested in 'Home First', a system which supports the discharge from hospital and recovery from home. You can find out more about Home First here.
There is also a helpful leaflet which can help to direct you to support within the community, which can help you or the person you care for stay well at home.
My Life My Care
The My Life My Care website contains lots of helpful information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document where you can give another person the authority to make certain decisions on your behalf.
The person you care for may also want to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney so that it is easier for your to make decisions for them if they can't do this for themselves in the future. For more information, visit the gov.uk website.
People on low incomes may be be able to apply for a reduced fee or you may be exempt from paying for the fee to register the Power of Attorney document if you receive certain means tested benefits. You can find out more about this here.