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Durham County Carers Support aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Carers caring for someone in County Durham


Durham County Carers Support is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.  We are a voluntary organisation that provides free high quality services and support to unpaid Carers over the age of 18 who support someone living in the County Durham area.  Click here to find out how we can help you.

We pride ourselves on helping those who help others by offering a range of services from: Carer support; training for Carers; helping to give Carers some extra time to look after their own wellbeing; and to take a break.

If you would like to speak to us, or make an enquiry, please call us on 0300 005 1213, or click here to contact us.

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Terms and Conditions

Qualification for eligibility

In order to qualify under the terms of this scheme the applicant (or more particularly the "First Person" detailed on the Confidential Declaration Form) must be registered with Durham County Carers Service. In the case of Mirror Wills it is only a requirement that the Frist Person be registered with Durham County Carers Support.

Authority for Durham County Carers to pay the Solicitors fee

All sections of the Confidential Declaration Form should be completed and signed by you in order for DCCS to pay the solicitors fee. In accordance with guidance from the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Commission, inclusion of a legacy to DCCS in a Will paid for by DCCS is not a condition of the legal fee being paid. Where a confidential Declaration form has not been fully completed you may be liable for the legal fee.

The Solicitors duty

In line with relevant codes and regulations governing firms of solicitors the solicitor will act exclusively in your interest*. The solicitor is free to advise you impartially; and they will keep your instructions confidential except where you have authorised disclosure of certain information on the Confidential Declaration Form. DCCS does not impose any restriction or requirement whatsoever as to the contents of the Will that is prepared for you.

Type of Will

The legal fees agreed with the DCCS are for simple Wills and for updating existing Wills. Should the solicitor find during the drawing up of the Will (or mirror wills) that the task is more complicated than expected, they are entitled to ask you to pay the difference between their normal fee for a simple Will and the actual fee so the simple Will element is always free.


North East Law LLP are members of the Law Society of England and Wales and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and subject to Solicitors Practice Regulations 1987 (as amended). DCCS are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

In this document "Will" should be construed as "Wills" where mirror Wills have been prepared.

  • • The Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007 published by the Law Society (in the cases of Solicitors practising in England and Wales)




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