Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in-person events and activities are suspended. Lots of community activities have moved online, so you can get support and meet others with Parkinson's. Search to see what may be available to you. Join the online community on Facebook. See more about Parkinson’s and coronavirus on our dedicated page.
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Healthcare, social care and coronavirus (COVID-19)
Accessing the health professionals in your Parkinson’s team may be different or difficult during the coronavirus crisis. There are also changes to social care at home and in care homes. We’ve put together some information to help you get the support you need.
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.