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.
Housing options - Information Guide
This guide gives you information about these different possibilities and explains how to find out more about your options.
Getting help at home - Information Guide
This guide outlines the help you may be able to receive and signposts to relevant organisations to get personal care, adapting our home to suit our needs, or receiving benefits.
Care home checklist - Information Guide
This handy guide contains suggestions for a number of things that you might want to consider when looking for a care home
When someone dies - Information Guide
This guide gives brief, practical information about what to do first, how to register the death, and how to arrange a funeral. It also covers who to tell about the death and
advice about financial help that may be available after a bereavement.
More money in your pocket - Information Guide
If you’re 60 or over, you could be entitled to benefits that you haven’t been able to claim before. These can help you keep your independence and improve your standard of living by helping with housing costs, care needs or general day-today living expense
Thinking about end of life-Information Guide
If you know you have a life-limiting illness, this guide also explains what options and services could be available as your illness progresses. If this applies to you it will help to know the questions to ask so you can you make the best choices for you.
Planning for your funeral - Factsheet
This factsheet highlights things to consider if you want to plan ahead and make financial and other arrangements for your funeral. It looks at options when deciding what type of funeral you want, ways to pay for a funeral and information about organ.
Advice for carers - Information Guide
This guide looks at both the practical side of caring – the benefits you can claim, how to arrange flexible working hours, how to organise respite care – and the emotional side, such as the impact on your health and social life. It aims to let you know wh
Getting the best energy deal - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at how you can get the best deal on your energy by switching tariff or supplier. This can help you to save money, or keep your home warmer without spending more.
Help with heating costs - Factsheet
This factsheet explains how you can spend less on energy while still maintaining a warm and comfortable home. It provides information on getting the best energy deal, energy efficiency, financial help and help
from bodies like your local authority (counc
Buying retirement housing - Factsheet
This factsheet explains some options and issues to consider if you are thinking about buying retirement housing. This is specialist housing for older people, which can be either ‘age exclusive’ or offer some level of support or care.
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 are assessed, how waiting lists are organised and how properties are allocated. It also explains w
Anti-social behaviour in housing - Factsheet
This factsheet is about anti-social behaviour that takes place in the home or neighbourhood. It includes information on noisy neighbours, hedge disputes and harassment
Tenancy rights - security of tenure - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about what your landlord can charge
you in rent, depending on the type of tenancy you have.
Finding private rented accommodation - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about finding private rented
accommodation. It includes information about letting agencies, property viewings and things to think through before signing a tenancy agreement.
Specialist housing for older people - Factsheet
This factsheet contains information about housing intended specifically for older people, such as sheltered housing.
Park homes - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about the law relating to park homes (also called mobile homes or caravans). It is aimed at park homeowners who are entitled to use their home as a permanent residence, not people staying or living in holiday caravans
Homelessness - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about homelessness. It explains how your local authority can help you if you are homeless and the circumstances in which it has a duty to rehouse you.