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Financial Wellbeing Service

 

HDAI are delighted to commence a Financial Wellbeing Service for families impacted by Huntington’s disease with the appointment of a Financial Wellbeing Officer in October 2023.

HDAI’s survey on the experience of families, which we conducted in February 2023, included a question on financial issues. Common themes that emerged included: the complexities and bureaucracy of the benefits system and the need for timely advice in order to get the correct entitlement, having to battle with yet another system, difficulties obtaining a medical card and difficult to find help with financial or benefit issues.

Sandra, HDAI’s Financial Wellbeing Officer will work part-time Monday – Wednesday in order to provide information, advice, guidance, and support to people living with Huntington’s disease on a range of income maximisation and debt advice issues. Sandra will mainly work remotely.

HDAI were successful with a grant application to a Community Foundation Ireland Trust which provides funding to groups working with people living with stroke, dementia and other neurodegenerative illnesses. Funding received enables HDAI to develop a pilot Financial Wellbeing Service for one year initially.

Please contact HDAI via email: sandra@huntingtons.ie or phone: 086 191 0361to to avail of free and confidential advice and support with:

  • Access to benefits and entitlements
  • information on house adaptations, education grants etc.
  • Financial health checks
  • Household budgeting
  • Completing complex applications and forms
  • Managing household bills
  • Managing debt

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