Getting financial help when you need it
Examples of Support
Legal status (power of attorney, guardianship)
Housing (benefit, tenancy agreement, Council Tax discounts, mortgages, managing bills)
Pensions (state/ private/ pensions credit)
Income of other family members
Planning for long terms care
Key Services and People
Carer Support Services ( e.g. Inverclyde , East Dunbartonshire , West Dunbartonshire , East Renfrewshire , Renfrewshire , Carers Trust , Carers Scotland , Shared Care Scotland , Care Information Scotland )
Integrated Multi Agency Arrangements, Referral Pathways and Resources
All clients identified as needing money advice should be offered a referral to the Scottish Huntington’s Association Financial Wellbeing Service or alternative comparable service who will undertake a financial health check covering income maximisation, debt management, future planning, and access to financial products.
All enquiries to Scottish Huntington’s Association Financial Wellbeing Service should have an initial response within 4 weeks
All information and advice will meet the Scottish Information and Advice Standards
People living with HD and their families are well connected to money advice, have their income maximised, are supported to plan for their financial future thereby minimising financial stress.