My mum lives with me and has just been diagnosed with dementia which has progressed at an alarming rate. I thought the Doctor would contact Social Services and they would visit and put a care package in place. I’ve had a letter from the mental health team who are coming on Friday but I haven’t heard anything from anyone else. I have no idea where to start and I’m finding it extremely difficult to cope. I need to get control of her finances so I can pay for things my Father needs, he is also in a care home and all though he’s fully funded he needs personal items and things like, clothes, hair cuts and a chiropodist to look after his feet. I don’t have power of attorney.