Sibstar: An innovative partnership with Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer’s Society is working with Sibstar to develop and promote its new product - a highly secure, debit card and app designed to help families living with dementia to safely manage their daily spending.
What is Sibstar?
Sibstar is a highly secure, debit card and app designed to help families living with dementia to safely manage their daily spending.
Load the Sibstar card with your chosen amount of money then, within the app manage how and where that money can be used.
Sign up to Sibstar
Register your interest now to get access to Sibstar when it launches in October 2021.
How will Sibstar help people with dementia?
By enabling people with dementia to manage their money securely, Sibstar ensures they can remain independent.
Families also have the reassurance and confidence money is protected as the person they care for continues to enjoy their everyday activities.
Who designed Sibstar?
Sibstar was developed by Jayne Sibley when she noticed her mother, June, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease was finding it increasingly difficult to manage her daily spending.
June started making numerous cashpoint withdrawals, giving money away and falling to scams – losing thousands of pounds.
After trying all sorts of solutions Jayne had no choice but to stop her mother accessing her finances, but this meant June lost her financial independence.
Watch a short video with Jayne, the creator of Sibstar:
Partnering with Sibstar
Alzheimer’s Society is partnering with Sibstar for 12 months through our Accelerator Programme. As well as investing in the company, we are working with the Sibstar team to continue to develop and promote their product.
We have supported them to work directly with people with dementia and their families who have shaped the features included in the product and fed into the development of Sibstar’s brand to ensure it appeals to potential customers.
The partnership with Alzheimer’s Society has added credibility to the brand, reassuring customers that Sibstar a high-quality product designed specifically for people affected by dementia.
We hope that by supporting Sibstar we can maximise its success, enabling as many people living with dementia as possible to safely manage their daily spending.
When will Sibstar be available?
Sibstar will be available from October 2021 but you can pre-register now via their website. You will be the first to hear when the card launches.
There is a £4.99 set-up fee and £4.99 monthly subscription fee. Cardholders will have one free ATM withdrawal per week, then 99p thereafter. 7.5% of profits go directly back to Alzheimer’s Society.