21st Jan, 2022

Coventry people caring for loved ones with dementia can get benefits help and advice from Alzheimer's Society

THE ALZHEIMER’S Society is urging people caring for a loved one with dementia in Coventry to get in touch if they have questions about the support and benefits they are entitled to.

The charity wanted to highlight the assistance ahead of Carers’ Rights Day which took place on Thursday.

We estimate this silent army of 1.8 million unpaid carers save the UK economy £13.9 billion a year and 60.6 million in Coventry, but many carers are unaware of where to turn to for help.

Hazel Bayley, the West Midlands area manager for the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Since the coronavirus pandemic began, over 6million people have accessed our services, including our Dementia Connect support line.

“This vital support has been a real lifeline for thousands during the crisis, but we want to reach more people affected by dementia.”

She added the charity’s team of dedicated dementia advisers were there to assist the partners, family members and friends caring for loved ones to navigate the complicated maze of health and social care services.

“Whether it’s advice on legal documents, help understanding dementia, or someone to talk to when things get tough, they are there to help.”

The Alzheimer’s Society is campaigning for quality social care for people affected by dementia.

“We believe social care should be free at the point of use, like the NHS and education, and easy to access for anyone affected by dementia.”

For the Dementia Connect Support Line, call 0333 150 3456 and visit alzheimers.org.uk/curethecaresystem for more on the campaign and to be a part of it.

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