Pension Freedom and benefits - Factsheet
This factsheet explains some basic information about your choices with respect to drawing down pension savings. You can contact Pension Wise for information and guidance.
This factsheet sets out the impact of different choices drawing down pension funds
Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a non means-tested benefit for people aged 16 to 64 who have a disability.
The factsheet also gives information about Disability Living Allowance (DLA) which is gradually being r
Challenging welfare benefit decisions - Factsheet
This factsheet explains who makes benefit decisions, how a decision can be challenged, and how to make complaints.
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
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.
Information on the allocation of council and housing association housi
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 - rent -Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about what your landlord can charge you in rent, depending on the type of tenancy you have.
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.
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
Useful contacts -Information Guide
This guide pulls together information, services and products that Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide for people in later life.
Advice for carers - Information Guide
This guide covers the benefits you can claim, requesting flexible working hours and organising respite care.
Housing options - Information Guide
This guide includes practical information on getting support at home, moving into sheltered housing or a care home, as well as other types of housing arrangements.
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.
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.
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.
Your hospital stay - Information Guide
This guide explains what to expect when going into hospital, what should happen while you’re in hospital, and the steps that should be taken to prepare for your discharge.
Avoiding scams - Information Guide
This guide offers practical tips on how to avoid a scam, including the different ways a fraudster may approach you.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender - Information Guide
Many of the issues relating to planning for later life are the same whether you are gay or straight.
Council tax support - Information Guide
Council Tax Support, also known as Council Tax Reduction, is a benefit to help people who are on a low
income or claiming certain benefits to pay some of their Council Tax bill.