Legal and financial information

Financial and legal sources of support

You’ll find information on the legal terms you might encounter when you care for someone with dementia, advice on the financial benefits that you may be able to claim, and details of services and organisations that can support you

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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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