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Dementia (Adults)

Dementia If you are concerned that a family member has dementia, the first step is to arrange for them to see a GP.  The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is…

End of life care (Adults)

Planning for the future End of life care refers to health care of those with a terminal condition which has become advanced, progressive and incurable. People often want to spend their last days at home and this is usually possible with the right planning and support.…

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) for Adults

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Technology enabled care is Equipment and technology to help adults stay independent. Some of the benefits of technology enabled care are: increasing independence and confidence managing or minimising risk supporting and reassuring family carers reducing the need for a care package…

Domestic violence and abuse

If home isn’t safe, support is available If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can get help: Cambridge Women’s Aid (City, East, South Cambridgeshire): 01223 361214 Refuge (Fenland, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough): 07787 255821 National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 Men’s…

Mental capacity and planning for the future (Adults)

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out a range of ways by which people can plan for a time when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. The following options will direct you to further information about these provisions, as well as…

Adults Fact Sheets - Money Management

This page includes the following Fact Sheets: Paying for care Unlike the NHS, social care services are not free. How much you pay for your care depends on your level of income and savings. This fact sheet gives more information on the financial assessment process. The…

Adults Fact Sheets - Welfare Benefits

This page includes the following Fact Sheets: Attendance allowance - April 2020 Benefit cap - April 2020 Benefits for carers - April 2020 How benefits are affected by moving into a care home – adults over 18 - April 2020 Disability Living Allowance – April…

Money Matters (Adults)

Paying for Care Some elements of care may be funded by the NHS for a short time period following discharge from hospital.   You should receive information about this, if it applies to you, as part of the discharge process. Unlike NHS care, social care services…

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments (Adults)

There are some temporary changes to how adult social care services are paid for during the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can see the details on our Adults COVID-19 page This guidance is for people who have already had a social care assessment and a financial assessment and…

Caring for someone in Peterborough (Adults)

A carer is someone who provides support to an adult family member or friend who could not live independently, or whose health would deteriorate without this help.  You might not recognise yourself as a carer; instead you are mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son, husband, wife, partner,…
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