There are currently 67 active factsheets/guides
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
Carer's Allowance - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what Carer’s Allowance is, the eligibility criteria, and how to make a claim.
It also explains how Carer’s Allowance may impact on any other benefits you or, the person you are caring for, are receiving, and what to do if you have
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.
Finding private rented accommodation - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about finding private rented accommodation. It includes information about letting agencies, what to consider when viewing a property and things to think through before signing a tenancy agreement.
Tenancy rights - security of tenure - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information on a tenants right to keep their home (security of tenure). It explains how different tenancies offer different levels of security, meaning some tenants can be evicted more easily than others.
Challenging welfare benefit decisions - Factsheet
This factsheet explains who makes benefit decisions, how a decision can be challenged, and how to make complaints.
Dealing with debt - Factsheet
This factsheet aims to help you understand how to recognise and deal with debt problems, as well as where to seek assistance with debt.
Included is information about:
the stages of debt advice
how to seek assistance
organisations that can help
Equality, discrimination and the Public Sector Equality Duty - Factsheet
The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and combines almost all UK previous anti-discrimination laws in one single law.
One of its most important aims is to consolidate and update the Public Sector Equality Duty - a duty for public bodies
SLDC Handy Person Scheme
This leaflet has information on the Handy Person Scheme to help elderly or vulnerable householders carry out very simple but essential works at their homes.
Applying to The Beamsley Trust
Guidance for individuals who would like to access a Beamsley Trust grant.
Application Guidelines for The Craven Trust
How to apply for a grant from The Craven Trust for your community group.
Powers of attorney - Information Guide
There may come a time when we need someone to make decisions on our behalf. Find out more about your options, different types of power of attorney and how they work.
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 looks at how to find a care home, how to arrange and pay for care.
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.
Save energy, pay less - Information Guide
This guide looks at both simple measures and more significant changes, such as installing insulation and draught-proofing, and how to get help with the costs.
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.
Living with Dementia - South Lakeland
This leaflet provide advice on how to get help from Social Services, financial support and the aids and equipments what you need.
Housing Services, Directory for older people, their families and carers
This directory highlights housing and related services for older people living in the South Lakeland area.
Information relates to; keeping independent, safe and well within your home, independent advice and advocacy organisations as well as alternativ