Living alone

12. Services and support

There are lots of organisations providing services for people with dementia. You might want to contact some local organisations to see if they have services you would find helpful.

Local groups including Alzheimer’s Society provide a range of services that you might find helpful. These could include information and support, peer support groups for people with dementia, activity groups, Singing for the Brain®, Side by Side and more.

Age UK run a range of services for older people and people with dementia. These include help at home, benefits advice, handyman services and gardening services.

Your local authority provides information, advice and services. These will vary depending on where you live. For more information contact your local authority directly. You can find contact details in the phone book or on the GOV.UK website at

Local homecare agencies offer a range of services from help with managing everyday jobs to personal care. For details of agencies in your area contact the UK Homecare Association (see ‘Other useful organisations’) or your local authority.

There may be other local voluntary organisations that provide information or support where you live. For more details visit your library or contact your local authority.