A Guide to the Legal Aspects of Caring

Looking after someone can be a rewarding experience. However, it can also be lonely and difficult to understand the various supports and legal arrangements that exist. But you’re not on your own. This guide will help explain important legal supports available to family carers, including Wills and Trusts, and Enduring Power of Attorney as well as explain the social welfare appeals process and your rights to housing and education. This guide also provides an explanation of the Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act.