Ambiance Advice: your one-stop-shop for dementia care information
When Founder Diane began caring for her mum with dementia, even with her professional background in health and social care, she found accessing advice and support a challenge.
Caring for someone with dementia can be full-on: there are so many questions around practical care, living safely at home, managing the finances and finding out whether the person qualifies for help of various kinds, to name just a few.
In the absence of a single port of call where all the necessary information can be accessed, carers often find themselves overwhelmed, arriving at dead ends in the search for advice.
“I realised many carers’ experiences mirrored my own: it was a struggle to find the right help and support,” Diane says.
The difficulty Diane faced in getting straightforward answers to the many questions that dementia raises prompted her to create an advisory arm of Ambiance Care, Ambiance Advice, which provides a one-stop-shop of information for others in similar positions.
Ambiance Advice is led by an independent social worker registered with Social Work England, with over 15 years’ experience working in local authority settings and direct experience of working with people living with dementia.
The care system is complex and can be difficult to navigate – especially alone. Through Ambiance Advice, people affected by dementia and their loved ones can access answers to their questions about dementia, all in one place.
Regulated by the CQC and based on Diane’s years of experience in social work and dementia care, the advisory service is cost-effective and comprehensive, offering friendly, impartial advice in areas like:
- How funding for health and social care works
- Care fees and council charging policies
- Financial or assistive support entitlement
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Solutions to common dementia-related challenges
- The Mental Capacity Act
- Living wills
Ambiance Advice also provides tailored advice for carers whose loved ones with dementia or memory loss also live with:
- Mild cognitive impairments
- Neurological conditions
- Complex health needs
For family carers, there is support available, too. You may be entitled to allowances, a Blue Badge or other help: Ambiance Advice can provide the answers to your questions at a time when you need all the support you can get.
Find out more by visiting the Ambiance Advice page, or get in touch for more information. Advice can be provided over the phone or in person, within a 25-mile radius of Cheadle, Stockport.