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About dementia

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for…

Accommodation

There are options available to you if you need extra support to live at home independently, or are considering moving to somewhere better suited to your needs. These options can allow you to make changes to your home, or to how you do things, so…

Activities for dementia

Keeping an active social life is key to helping someone with dementia feel happy and motivated. There are clubs and activities designed to help people in the same situation, which can be rewarding for both the person with dementia and their families and carers. Everyone needs…

Adapting your home

People who live with a long term health or physical condition can experience difficulty getting around their home or completing everyday tasks independently and safely. You may be starting to think that your home isn’t suitable for you anymore. If so, adapting it or moving…

Adult social care

Adult social care support is focused on helping you, and those that support you, to be as independent as possible. Our aim is also to enable you to have as much choice as you can about how you live your life. If you think you're…

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…

Bed sores

Pressure ulcers (also known as pressure sores or bedsores) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. They can happen to anyone, but usually affect people confined to bed or who sit in a chair or wheelchair for…

Benefits

Benefits are provided by the government to help people on low income who are unable to pay for basic needs.  They’re also provided for people with a long term condition or disability who have to spend extra on help.

The Care Act 2014

This Advice and Guidance is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how it affects you.

Care and support plan

The care and support plan is to help you think about the support you need to remain as independent as possible.  Your first step is to have a needs assessment. Your care and support plan will need to meet the outcomes that are identified in…
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