[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011].
This guide has been written for social care practitioners in social services departments, working with people living with dementia and their families. It could also be of interest to staff working in services such as health, housing, transport, leisure, and education, i.e. anyone working directly or indirectly with people with dementia and their families or carers. This document is part of a series of publications written to support the Mental Health Foundation’s Dementia Choices project. Contents of this document comprise question and answer sections, covering:
- What is self-directed support?
- Why would I want this support?
- How do I get self-directed support?
- Will I have to pay for my self-directed support?
- How can I manage the money I get from self-directed support?
- What can I spend the money on?
- What can’t I spend the money on?
- Who checks how the money is spent?
- What is available locally and how much is it?
- What about my choices now and in the future?
- How has it worked for other people?
- Terms used in this guide.
- Further information and useful contacts.
Mental Health Foundation (2011). Personalisation and dementia: a practitioner’s guide to self-directed support for people living with dementia. London: Mental Health Foundation, 2011.