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Acting on someone else's behalf

It can be difficult to know where to start if you need to look after a relative's or friend's affairs when they need a lot of support or are unable to manage their own. 

This section explains different ways to navigate the system and how to get support and assistance from service providers. We also introduce different options around planning for the future to enable you to feel prepared to make the right decisions when necessary.

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