There are currently 54 active factsheets/guides
Thinking about end of life - Information Guide
There can be many things to think about, from making a will to choosing who you would like to make decisions for you if you were no longer able to.
Sheltered housing to buy - South Lakeland
List of Sheltered Housing opportunities to buy in South Lakeland
Sheltered housing to rent - South Lakeland
List of Sheltered Housing opportunities to rent in South Lakeland
Who can help in South Lakeland
This is a list of organisations providing housing, safety or financial support for older people in South Lakeland.
When someone dies - Information Guide
There are many things to do when someone dies, often at a time of great personal distress when we feel least able to manage.
Staying steady - Information Guide
Whether you’re fit and active, have mobility problems, or worry about falling, this guide offers practical tips on how to improve your strength, balance and mobility.
Bladder and Bowel Problems - Information Guide
This guide looks at different types of bladder and bowel problems and what you can do to help yourself.
Making a will - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what you should think about when making your will and how to make sure that the will is legal, effective and your wishes are carried out.
Council and housing association housing - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about applying for housing from local authorities and housing associations ('social housing'). It explains how applications for social housing are assessed, how waiting lists are organised and how properties are allocated.
Wills and estate planning - Information Guide
Find out how to make a will, what issues to consider, and when to get professional advice.
Bereavement - Information Guide
If you or someone close has suffered a bereavement, this guide offers practical and emotional support after a death.
Dealing with an estate - Factsheet
When a person dies, somebody has to deal with their estate, collect in their money, property and possessions, pay any debts and then distribute the estate to those entitled to it.
This factsheet provides general information for personal representatives o
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
Finding, choosing and funding a care home - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about finding, choosing and funding a suitable care home including types of homes, how to identify the right home for you and funding of care home placements.
Tenancy rights - rent -Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about what your landlord can charge you in rent, depending on the type of tenancy you have.
Social Fund, Advances of Benefit and Local Welfare Provision - Factsheet
The Social Fund is a scheme to help people with expenses that are difficult to meet from a low income and includes:
Winter Fuel Payments
Cold Weather Payments
Advances of Benefit are a form of payment that replaced the discreti
Help with health costs - Factsheet
Most NHS services are free but there are charges for prescriptions, dental treatment, sight tests, glasses and contact lenses and wigs and fabric supports.
This factsheet explains how the NHS Low Income Scheme helps people on a low income with charges.