Memory loss and dementia

Services for families and carers

If you're caring for someone who has dementia, you may need to take a break to protect your own health and wellbeing.

Carers’ assessment

By law, anyone who provides or intends to provide a significant amount of care on a regular basis has the right to a carer’s assessment.

Respite for carers

Our respite services allow carers to take a break. If you're a carer you may be entitled to a direct payment to help you pay for your break.

Find out more about breaks for carers


Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service provides a counselling service for those who care for someone with dementia.