Housing Benefit - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what Housing Benefit is, who qualifies for it, andV how it is calculated. It explains how to claim and what to do if you want to challenge a decision.
It has information about Discretionary Housing Payments and what to do if you h
More money in your pocket - Information Guide
If you’re over 60, you could be entitled to benefits and concessions you haven’t been able to claim before such as Pension Credit, Winter Fuel Payment, Attendance Allowance and more.
In the driving seat - Information Guide
This guide reminds older drivers of their legal obligations, gives tips about continuing to drive safely, and addresses the sensitive issue of deciding when to stop driving.
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
Living with 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.
Attendance Allowance - Information Guide
Attendance Allowance is a benefit for those aged 65 years and over who need extra money to help with care needs or for help with personal care.
Pension credit - Information Guide
Pension Credit unlocks your way to other benefits such as Council Tax payments, Cold Weather payments, Housing Benefit and help with health care costs.
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.
State Pension - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about the new State Pension (for people reaching State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016) and the old State Pension (for people who reached State Pension age before 6 April
It explains how to claim your pension
Carer's allowance - Information Guide
If you are a carer, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for some financial support. This guide explains what Carer’s Allowance is, who is eligible and how to claim it.
NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care - Factsheet
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
State pension - Information Guide
Our guide explains everything clearly – from when you can claim your State Pension to how to claim it.
Council tax - Factsheet
This factsheet aims to help you understand
Council Tax liability and payment
Eligibility for Council Tax Support schemes
Other ways of reducing you Council Tax bill
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
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
Returning from abroad - Factsheet
You will find this factsheet useful if you are a British citizen over State Pension age who moved abroad and who is now considering moving back to live permanently in the UK.
It gives information about things to consider regarding your finances and housi
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 do
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.
Attendance Allowance - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about Attendance Allowance, a non means-tested benefit for people aged 65 and over who have care needs.
It explains what Attendance Allowance is, the eligibility criteria, and how to make a claim. It explains what to do i