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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Can We Support You?

This is an example of the personalised plans available, any information or support needs can be added on to any plan. Everything is tailor-made to your personal circumstances.

Is this you?

  • Someone has just been diagnosed with dementia and you dont know where to turn for help and support.
  • You have been struggling to cope with the affects of dementia on the person you care for.
  • At times you feel that you want to walk away from your caring responsibilities.

Please click on the boxes below to show an example plan that suits you:

Planning for the Future

When someone receives a diagnosis of dementia they can feel mixed emotions. They may feel relief that finally they know what is wrong with them and the illness has a name or they may feel bewildered, angry and shocked with the diagnosis. However, this is the time for you to plan ahead and to make sure your affairs are in order and to make provision for the future.  It may also be the time for your spouse to make some informed decisions for the future also.

Our support visit could include information on:

Finance
  • Understand who pays for care
  • Carers health and long term planning
  • Support when claiming benefits that are not means tested
  • Liaising with your council to arrange any reduction/exemption from council tax that may apply
  • Address your concerns about finances, now and in the future
Legal
  • Find out what legal documents are necessary for you and your loved on
  • Discuss how to pay for care when you have these in place
  • Know what you need to consider when reviewing your Will
  • Get introduced to a legal professional who can help you at a competitive price

You may also want to look at the practical support options that we offer at this stage.

We do not:

  • 'Signpost’
  • Use jargon
  • Hold you in a queue for ages
  • Tell you to search online

We support you personally with clear information given by a sympathetic professional.

A service for family carers whose relative has been discharged from the memory service or GP.

This service is for family carers whose relative is no longer under a service and are struggling to support someone as their dementia progresses.

Our support visit could include information on:

Carers Support
  • Understand how you should be looking after yourself, as the carer
  • Discuss respite care and the support options available to your
  • Discover what support you can expect from your GP and Social Services
  • Learn what technology exist to help you care for your loved one
  • Access a regular support group (subject to availability)
Finance/Legal
  • Support when claiming higher rate benefits that are not means tested
  • Discuss how to pay for care with the legal documents you have in place
  • Understand who pays for care
  • Address your concerns about finances, now and in the future

Caring for someone living alone with dementia

A service for carers who are supporting a relative living independently. Many carers are working full-time, looking after a family and caring for their loved one with dementia. Having the right support and services in place can prevent a crisis.

Our support visit could include information on:

Carers Support
  • Arrange a support visit at a time to suit you
  • Understand the support someone living alone may need
  • Understand how you should be looking after yourself, as the carer
  • Discuss respite care and the support options available to you
  • Discover what support you can expect from your GP and Social Services
  • Learn what technology exists to help to care for your loved one
Finance/Legal
  • Understand who pays for care
  • Support when claiming benefits that are not means tested
  • Liaising with your local council to arrange any exemption from council tax that may apply
  • Address your concerns about finances, now and in the future
  • Discuss how to pay for care with a legal document in place