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.
Care home checklist - Information Guide
This guide helps to find out as much as you can about a home beforehand it will help you make an informed choice.
The Brampton Dial-A-Ride scheme is a door to car door service which operates in and around the North Cumbria Market Town of Brampton on Wednesday(market day)mornings. Our cars collect clients from their homes and take them in to Brampton ( or wherever th
First Step is a free NHS service that provides talking therapies for common mental health problems (such as anxiety or depression) for individuals 18 years and over in Cumbria.
Breast Cancer 70
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in England with around 44,300 women diagnosed each year. The older you are, the more likely you are to get it-one in three woman who get breast cancer are aged 70 and over.
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.
Equity release - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about different types of equityrelease, such as lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans. Itincludes information on:
- what to consider before deciding on a particular plan
- equity release regulations and safegu
Benefits for people under Pension Credit age - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about benefits for people under Pension Credit age (this is rising and is 64 and 6 months as of April 2018 and will be 65 and 3 months by April 2019). It gives information about Universal Credit and how it affects people c
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
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
Pension Credit - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what Pension Credit is, the eligibility criteria and how to make a claim. It explains what to do if you have a change of circumstance.
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
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
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
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.