Public Health England - Active at Home for Older Adults
Public Health England has produced an 'Active at Home' booklet that provides practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.
Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a non means-tested benefit for people aged 16 to 64 who have a disability.
The factsheet also gives information about Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Home improvements and repairs - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about the help you can get if your home is in a poor condition or unsuitable for your needs.
Property and paying for residential care
This factsheet explains how your property is treated in the local authority means test for the provision of permanent residential care home accommodation.
It covers the possibility of retaining your home via a deferred payments arrangement.
Resolving problems and making a complaint about NHS care
The factsheet explains how to make a complaint about NHS services, including situations where your complaint covers both NHS and social care services.
Finding help at home
This factsheet tells you how to obtain support to help you to remain at home if you are having difficulty managing. It focusses on the duties of your local authority to provide assistance, but also covers arranging this yourself, We cover residential care
NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care
This factsheet explains what NHS continuing healthcare is; how the NHS decides whether you are eligible to receive it and what to do if dissatisfied with the eligibility decision.
It explains NHS-funded nursing care - a weekly payment made to nursing ho
Staying steady - Information Guide
There are lots of simple things you can do to help you stay
steady on your feet. Whether you’re fit and active, have
difficulty walking and getting around, or are worried about
falling, this guide has information for you.
Bladder and bowel problems-Information Guide
This guide looks at different types
of bladder and bowel problems and what you can do to
Winter wrapped up - Information Guide
This guide explains what you can do to get yourself and
your home ready for winter, as well as where to go for more
information and support.
Bereavement - Information Guide
Sometimes people are shocked and upset by their changing
and powerful emotions when they are bereaved. Realising
that these feelings are quite normal may help. This guide
gives you some idea about the range of experiences many
people go through.
Staying cool in a heatwave - Information Guide
Inside this guide, you’ll find some helpful tips on how to protect yourself from the heat, how to recognise heat-related illness and what to do if someone shows signs of struggling to deal with high temperatures.
NHS services - Factsheet
This factsheet contains information about NHS ‘primary care’ services – services you approach in a non-emergency situation when you first have a health problem.
Hospital discharge - Factsheet
This factsheet explains how your discharge from hospital should be managed following NHS treatment so that you don't stay in hospital longer than necessary and receive the help you need in the most appropriate place.
Transgender issues in later life - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about later life for transgender (or trans) people. The main focus is on growing older for people who have transitioned and live their lives permanently in their affirmed gender. It also provides information for people
Staying Safe - Information Guide
This guide provides practical steps that you can take to feel safer, both at home and when you are out.
Care homes - Information Guide
This guide is written for the relative or friend of an older person who is considering a move into a care home. Of course, you may be reading it for yourself if you think it’s time to move into residential care.