Legal and financial information

Getting financial help and support

We know that getting a dementia diagnosis can sometimes make you feel out of control. Many people find that planning ahead for the future can help them feel more assured

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Council tax

Many people living with someone with dementia are missing out on a 25% council tax discount worth an average of £400 a year. To highlight this issue we’ve been working with Money Saving Expert on their campaign to raise awareness of the discount, which they could be eligible to if they or their partner has dementia

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The Carer's Assessment

If you provide care to a friend or family member with dementia, you are entitled to have a Carer’s Assessment. This is a process where your Local Authority or Local Council Social Services assess your individual needs as a carer

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Advance Care Planning

Planning ahead will help those close to you, and healthcare professionals looking after you, understand what is most important to you, when you may be unable to make your wishes and preferences known

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Employment and young onset dementia

People who have young onset dementia are more likely to be in employment at the time of diagnosis and are more likely to have a partner who also works

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Lasting power of attorney

For a person with a diagnosis of dementia, there may come a time when they are unable to make decisions about their care and their finances and they need to think about LPA

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View all of our leaflets

Read or download our free information leaflets. They’re all written by our specialist dementia nurses and put together in response to the questions we hear on our Helpline and in the community

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