There may come a time when you have to deal with legal matters and require legal advice. The council has a duty to involve you in any decisions about the care and support you receive and you may also find yourself in a position where you have to make decisions either for yourself or on behalf of a loved one. This can be very daunting but there is support available to guide you through the process.
In this section, find information on:
- The Care Act 2014
- Making decisions including Lasting power of attorney
- Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DoLS)
- Court of Protection
- Making a will
The law can be complex and dealing with issues and queries can be difficult. Camden Council is part of the Camden Advice Partnership that provide advice on a range of issues. Contact details of the Camden Advice Partnership is available in the Money Matters section of Camden Care Choices.
If you are living with a disability, Disability Rights UK provides factsheets and guides on a wide range of information about your rights.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission also offers information about disability rights, including education, employment, access to services.