If you are having difficulty in managing day to day tasks because you have dementia then your local council may be able to provide support. You can contact social services and ask for an assessment of your needs. They will then look at what sort of help you need and whether you qualify for support services provided through the council.
Whether or not you want to approach your council you may need to pay towards the cost of your support - go to our Paying for Support section for more information on the options available.
Depending on where you live there are detailed leaflets available with information on living with, or caring for someone with, dementia:-
Kensington and Chelsea
Living Well With Dementia leaflet covers Westminster, but much of the information and some of the services apply to residents within the three boroughs
The Kensington and Chelsea Dementia Adviser Service supports those with memory problems and those who have received a diagnosis of dementia, as well as their families and supporters; you can contact Mandy Andrews direct on tel 020 3219 0910 or email MAndrews@aukc.org.uk.
Living Well With Dementia leaflet
The Westminster Dementia Adviser Service supports those with memory problems and those who have received a diagnosis of dementia; you can contact Marco Sepe direct on tel 07387 412 370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Westminster Dementia and Memory Resource Centre offers a wide range of services for people with dementia in Westminster and their carers.
The events calendar will give you details of a variety of interesting events and activities going on locally in Westminster for people with dementia and their carers.