The Professional Deputy Service supports people to manage their own money and to live as independently as possible. Everyone we support needs assistance to manage their finances, obtain a tenancy or buy their own home.
- We support people who have a range of complex disabilities including, severe learning disabilities, physical disability, autism, mental health conditions, dementia, brain injuries and age-related conditions.
- Some of the people we support do have the mental capacity to make decisions about day-to-day money matters but are vulnerable to financial confusion as well as to financial abuse and exploitation.
- We support older people whose mental capacity to manage their affairs has become limited by dementia or other neurological disease.
- Sometimes we assist people who are planning for their financial future and are aware that their progressive condition will limit their capacity at a later date.
- Other people we support have suffered a brain injury through an accident or illness and a family member approaches us for support.
We receive referrals from independent advocates, social workers, health professionals families and support providers.
You can find out how to ask the PDS for support here: How Do I Ask for Support?