Dementia Awareness Week
15th to 21st May 2017

One in six people aged 80 or over have dementia, 70% of people living in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems. Help us raise awareness, check out our events!

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Power of Attorney Service from £250 - Be Prepared For The Future

A powerful legal document that allows you to choose the people that you TRUST to make decisions about your Property, Finances, Health and Care, should you lose capacity through an accident, following an operation or an illness.  Capacity may be lost temporarily also, this may leave you vulnerable if you have not appointed Attorneys

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How To Get The Right Help?

Get help to set up care and technology in the home. We help bridge the gap for self funders that is often not available from statutory services

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A family meeting gives you the opportunity to share your concerns

Trying to navigate the care system and work whilst overseeing someones care is extremely challenging. We aim to bridge the gap if Social Services only offer you a copy of the care directory

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Help to claim Attendance Allowance

We can complete this form for you. You may be entitled to a reduction or exemption on your council tax bill when this benefit is awarded

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Put Your Affairs in Order

The last thing anyone wants to talk about after a diagnosis is money. However planning ahead now will give you the opportunity to make decisions and plan for the future.

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Carers Support Group

Meet others who are doing a similar caring role. Caring for a person with dementia is different to any other caring role

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Who Am I?

I work independently offering competitively priced services

Andrea Scott

Role:  Care and Estate Planning Consultant AIPW

Speciality:    Affordable Powers of Attorney

My background and experience as a professional working in the charitable sector gave me the drive and ambition to provide a friendly, competitively priced service for families who are involved in caring for a relative.

I now work on a private client basis assisting individuals and families involved in the care of a relative, they do not need to have dementia to access my service.
I provide:
a Power of Attorney Service acting as the Certificate Provider
a will drafting service
Attendance Allowance form completion service
support service assisting families to find appropriate care providers, set technology up in the home and understand dementia and how it is affecting them
A carers support group in Croydon

I am a Member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers and I have a small network of Professionals that I refer to for independent financial advice for Care Home Funding.

I am passionate about people understanding the financial implications that come with dementia

Andrea Scott has worked for over 5 years for a National dementia charity in Croydon supporting families and people with dementia; she regularly facilitated carers support groups and run a training programme for carers.  Her previous work experience includes setting up a cafe for carers in Lewisham & Greenwich which she project coordinated.  She also worked as a Volunteer Manager supporting people with a visual impairment in Bromley. She worked part-time as a Company Secretary and qualified bookkeeper for over 20 years alongside these roles periodically.

After gaining a wealth of experience in this area Andrea decided to set up her own company to work independently as a Dementia Care Consultant. Her motivation for doing this was to ensure people have access to consistent, independent, accurate information and continuing support.  She now gives personalised ongoing support to family carers who are suddenly faced with a diagnosis of dementia or are struggling to support someone whose dementia has progressed.  This support includes an understanding of dementia and how to support someone including the services available.  She also offers guidance around the complex social care system. Her specialist subject is around finances and ensuring care is paid for correctly; this includes ensuring her clients claim non means tested benefits where applicable.  She is passionate about supporting families who are faced with caring for their loved ones with dementia and knows from experience that having the correct support, legal and financial information at the beginning can prevent families from having the stress and cost of having to go to the Court of Protection later on. She strives to make sure that her clients feel supported during a very difficult time in their lives.  As dementia progresses she is there to provide ongoing support meaning that her clients have ‘one point of contact’ at all times.