What is self-funded support?
Alzheimer Scotland wants you to have as much choice and control as possible in deciding what sort of dementia support you need.
We can work with you in lots of different ways to make sure that we provide you with support that’s designed for your needs, delivered at the times you want.
If you have a diagnosis of dementia, we can help you to keep doing the activities and hobbies you enjoy, as well as staying independent in your own home. See how we helped Pat.
If you care for someone at home, we can help you at the times that work best for you and gives you the most freedom. See how we helped Angus & Jean.
How do I pay for self-funded support?
You can pay for self-funded support in three ways:
- your social work department can organise a Direct Payment. Instead of the social work department arranging your services and paying for them, they can give you the money that would have been spent on these services. You can then use this money to pay for the support you need, at a time and place that suits you.
- some local councils allocate each person an Individual Budget. The council tells you how much you have available to spend and you can then arrange your own support services, without having to manage the money yourself. Not all Scottish councils offer individual budgets yet, so ask your local Alzheimer Scotland service if this is available where you live.
- you can also pay for your support directly.