Help with transport - South Lakeland
Disabled parking (blue) badges, public transport (bus & train travel) and other services
Equipment to make life easier - South Lakeland
This list provides some idea of where you can get equipment from Alarms and Disabled Parking Badge to Hearing Aids to help when everyday tasks become a little harder.
Safeguarding older people from abuse and neglect - Factsheet
This factsheet explains the law on safeguarding adults to help you decide what to do if you think an older person is being abused or neglected, or may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Whether you know the
person through your role as a professional, a care
Paying for short-term and temporary care in a care home - Factsheet
This factsheet covers short term and temporary care homes placements, which can be for various reasons, such as respite or trial periods.
Personal budgets and direct payments in adult social care - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about personal budgets and direct payments, which are central elements within the adult social care system. It explains what they are, how they are calculated and how they work. It also describes the development of the
Arranging for someone to make decisions on your behalf - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at how you can arrange for other people to make decisions about your health, care and finances if you think you may lose the mental capacity to do this in future. This is usually family members or friends, but it could be a profession
Later Life in the United Kingdom - Factsheet
This factsheet, is the most up-to-date source of publicly available, general information on people in later life in the UK. Wherever possible, figures for the whole UK are quoted. For ease of reading and unless otherwise stated, the term “older” is used h
Home safety checker- Information Guide
This guide has advice on safety in the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and garden and outlines ways to seek help
Internet security - Information Guide
The guide details how you can spot online scams, so you can feel safe & confident when logging on.
Staying cool in a heatwave - Information Guide
This guide will help to find out how to protect yourself from the heat and how to recognise heat-related illness.
Your mind matters - Information Guide
This guide looks at things you can do to look after your mental wellbeing, as well as steps you can take if you think you need some help.
At home with dementia - Information Guide
If you or someone you care for is living with dementia, this guide will help you to think about each room in the home and see what changes might be appropriate now or in the future.
Deprivation of assets in social care - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at deprivation of assets in the local authority means test for services. Your local authority can look at whether you have removed your assets from its reach to avoid paying a charge for services it provides, for example by passing th
Living with early-stage dementia - Information Guide
This guide is aimed at people who have been newly diagnosed with early-stage dementia. It takes them through the practical steps they should put in place now.
Caring for someone with dementia - Information Guide
This guide takes you through the dementia journey, from getting a diagnosis to talking to family and friends, joining a carers group, accessing help, and the practical things such as sorting out someone’s finances and legal affairs
Healthy eating - Information Guide
This guide includes tips on eating a varied and balanced diet, how to maintain a healthy weight and information on food safety.
Wills and estate planning - Information Guide
Find out how to make a will, what issues to consider, and when to get professional advice.
Finding help at home - Factsheet
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
Managing incontinence - Information Guide
This guide looks at different types of bladder and bowel problems and what you can do to help yourself.