This section outlines the various financial and legal issues that someone with dementia and their carer may want to consider, and looks at sources of help and support.
Assessment for care and support in England
Information for people with dementia and their carers on accessing care and support at home, day centres and short breaks.
Assessment for care and support in Northern Ireland
Information on requesting a community care assessment in Northern Ireland.
Assessment for care and support in Wales
Advice on community care assessments in Wales, what it involves, and how services and support can be arranged.
Becoming a deputy for a person with dementia
Information on the responsibilities of a deputy, how to apply, and factors to consider before deciding to do so.
This section looks at what a personal budget is, who can receive one, how a personal budget can be used, and how it is managed.
Northern Ireland: Personal Budgets
This page explains how direct payments work in Northern Ireland, and how to apply for them.
Information on who needs to pay council tax, and the reductions, discounts and exemptions that may be available.
Paying for care in England
Information on the various ways to pay for social care, and the amount someone might be expected to pay.
Paying for care in Wales
Outlines the various ways to pay for social care in Wales, and what might be taken into account in any financial assessment.
Paying for care in Northern Ireland
This page looks at what services may need to be paid for in Northern Ireland, payments provided by the HSC trust and eligibility.
Mental Capacity Act
This section explains what the Mental Capacity Act is, the key principles or rules of the Act, and how it can be applied when planning for the future.
Mental Health Act and Guardianship
This section looks at the parts of the Mental Health Act that cover the process of someone being detained in hospital against their will, challenging someone's detention, guardianship and after-care services.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
Explains what counts as a deprivation of liberty, what the safeguards are, and how to go about getting a deprivation of liberty authorised and reviewed.
Lasting Power of Attorney
Information on what Lasting Power of Attorney is and why you might consider making one.
Advance decision (Living wills)
Information on how advance decisions and advance statements work, and what they can and cannot do.
Enduring Power of Attorney and Controllership
Understand the process of Enduring Power of Attorney and controllership in Northern Ireland.
What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?
NHS Continuing Healthcare (also known as NHS continuing care and fully funded NHS care) is a package of care arranged and funded solely by the NHS.
When does the NHS pay for care?
View or order our booklet that explains more about NHS Continuing Healthcare for people with dementia.