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Wills and Next of Kin

Satyadasa (David Waterston) can help with will writing and obtaining a Grant of Probate. He works in association with the Probate Partnership. Visit www.greengatewills.co.uk

Sujayini (Sarah Rankin) is a employed solicitor who writes Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts. She also does Probate work (all or just Grant extraction) including Probate Property sales. Her work email is srankin@fjg.co.uk.

Download our Next of Kin Card in case of an emergency, including your Order name and Order next of kin.

Listen to our recorded workshop ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Wills‘ for some useful advice on wills and will writing.

Finances and benefits

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk can be useful to help with organising personal finances.

www.turn2us.org.uk or call 0808 802 2000 gives independent financial advice including benefit entitlement and local grants.

www.gov.uk/benefitsadviser or call 0845 608 4321 is the UK government advise site and hotline.

www.dwp.gov.uk is the site for the government department responsible for most UK benefits.

Tax and NI

www.hmrc.gov.uk for information on tax credits, national insurance contributions and income tax.

www.taxvol.org.uk has advice on tax issues for older people.

www.gov.uk/calculate-state-pension or call 0845 604 2931 with your NI number for a UK pension forecast and retirement age.

Carers

www.carersuk.org or call 0808 808 7777 for carers advice including available UK benefits.

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/benefits-and-tax-credits-you-can-claim-as-a-carer has information on financial assistance for full-time carers.

www.nhs.uk/carersdirect for a guide to available UK care and support.

Disabilities

www.scope.org.uk or call 0808 800 3333 for general information for those with a disability.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk is an independent site with information on eligibility for Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance in the UK.

Older age

www.ageuk.org.uk to find your local Age UK branch and advice line.

Legal advice and rights

www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice for legal aid and advice in England and Wales.

www.adviceguide.org.uk is the Citizen’s Advice Bureau site, for help with a variety of rights.

www.which.co.uk is the UK independent consumer champion.

Fundraising

www.ideasfundraising.co.uk for ideas of how you might raise money for the Abhayaratna Trust

We welcome your suggestions for resources, especially outside the UK. Get in touch via our Contact Page.