1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Some time ago there was a great deal of discussion about carers vouchers,it was never explained fully.
    Could anyone enlighten me,how do you get them,what are they used for,what are they worth in LSD.
    How much value is available?
    Norman
     
  2. Anne54

    Anne54 Registered User

    Sep 16, 2004
    147
    Nottingham
    Dear Norman
    I get my vouchers from the SW connected to Fred’s day centre, they are for me to attend carers meetings. Each voucher is one hour from crossroads except on Sundays when one =half an hour.
    Anne
     
  3. Geraldine

    Geraldine Registered User

    Oct 17, 2003
    143
    Nottingham
    Hi Norman

    You need to get a Carer's Assessment done through Social Services. It is your local SS that gives them out. each voucher buys one hour of care from someone like Crossroads or a list of Agencies that the SS wiil give you. Although our local scheme has just been suspended until next year because they overspent on the vouchers. I used it for about 6 months when Mum was at home. I spent it for a sitting servie and also managed to get 3 much needed sitters at night during the worst time before Mum had to go into a home

    geraldine
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Registered User

    May 20, 2003
    243
  5. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Chris
    two different things I think
    Norman
     
  6. Chris

    Chris Registered User

    May 20, 2003
    243
    Carers Break Vouchers

    Maybe its Carers Break Vouchers ??

    I tried searching for these + birmingham but didht get very far - mabye a call to your SS dept may reveal someting. Thsi seems a new thing - I msut find out what happening in our area.

    I know here that every carer is entitled to so many weeks respite at soemtning like £70 a week (dont quote me !!) - if their circumstnaces fit the critieria of course ! Thsi is achieved by SS purchsing a number of care home beds to use for respites soley. Thsi is helping enormously - and is enabling people to lvie at home longer - what every9one wants of course - but its also cheaper for 'them' - sorry to be cynical.

    I think the Vouchers can be used for other things too not just for the cared for to live elsewhere for a week at a time (sometines thsi cuased more upset than no repsite at all ). Escuse hasty note.
     

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