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National Welfare Rights Service
Our National Welfare Rights Service exists to increase the incomes of people with dementia, their carers and families through promoting the take up of benefit and discounts that may be available to them, as well as providing them with access to independent and accurate information about local authority financial assessments in respect of charges for the costs of residential and non-residential care. The service also aims to ensure that people have access to high quality information regarding relevant legislation – which includes the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
The service is an information resource for the whole organisation with the aim of empowering our own staff and other agencies across Scotland by being a specialist ‘second tier’ source of knowledge and expertise, thereby reaching more people with dementia and their carers throughout Scotland.