My Mother was taken into a Care Home last week which is run by the local council, she has less than 23.5k and I do not have Powers of Attorney. What I would like to know is how do I pay her last bills before she went into care, such as her last Rent payment, gas electric Council Tax etc. I have no access over her money. is this taken out of my hands as we have been told nothing, save for the fact that she was going into care three days later and the name of the Care Home, but not the address. Can I cancel her tenancy to her Housing Association flat or does that need POA, also finally I understand she will get a weekly allowance for personal needs, do I get to sign something to deal with any personnal expenses on her behalf. We have been told nothing as I said and even the Social Services lady who dealt with Mum didn't know the answers either. Thanks Harry.