Due to the current coronavirus ( COVID-19) situation, local activities run by Parkinson's UK are cancelled as a precaution until further notice. See more about Parkinson’s and coronavirus on our dedicated page.
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Note: Due to the current coronavirus ( COVID-19) situation, local activities run by Parkinson's UK are cancelled as a precaution until further notice. You can still search for your local adviser, and to see what activities and groups are usually available to you locally. See more about Parkinson’s and coronavirus on our dedicated page.
Financial, legal and technological support
If you have Parkinson's there are a number things that it's useful to know about work, money, driving and legal issues.
- Many people carry on working after diagnosis. You might find you can talk to your boss about working fewer hours or more flexibly.
- There is financial help available for people with Parkinson's and carers. This includes grants and benefits.
- If you have Parkinson's and you drive need to tell the the DVLA (in England, Scotland and Wales) or the DVA (in Northern Ireland) that you have Parkinson's. But having Parkinson's doesn't necessarily mean you'll have to stop driving.
- You have the right to have the future you want. Planing things now and putting your affairs in order can reassure you that your wishes will be protected.
Technology and Parkinson's
We asked a group of people with Parkinson's to test different apps and devices that might help them manage their condition.
They tried them out and wrote reviews to help you choose apps and devices that will help you.
Support with relationships and family life
Whether you have Parkinson's, or you care for someone who does, Parkinson's can affect your relationships.
Watch our short film on relationships and family life with Parkinson's and then find out more.