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Hertfordshire County Council

Legal matters

A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to make decisions on behalf of the person you care for, if they're no longer able to look after their finances and personal matters.

Age UK Hertfordshire can help you fill in lasting power of attorney forms.


The person you care for may need to move from their home to somewhere more suitable for them, or may require more support at home.

When your caring role comes to an end

If the person you care for no longer needs your support, take care of yourself and consider how to fill up the time that's become available.


Dealing with the loss of someone you looked after can be particularly difficult. Bereavement support could help you come to terms with it.

Practical matters after bereavement
- a comprehensive guide from Carers UK, including help with funeral costs and benefit changes.


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