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.
Hospital discharge - Factsheet
This factsheet explains how your discharge from hospital should be managed following NHS treatment so that you don't stay in hospital longer than necessary and receive the help you need in the most appropriate place.
NHS services - Factsheet
This factsheet contains information about NHS ‘primary care’ services – services you approach in a non-emergency situation when you first have a health problem.
Cleaners, other help at home, meals delivery, shopping services - South Lakeland
A list of cleaners, gardeners, handy persons and other help at home including companionship
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.
Making a will - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what you should think about when making your will and how to make sure that the will is legal, effective and your wishes are carried out.
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
Challenging welfare benefit decisions - Factsheet
This factsheet explains who makes benefit decisions, how a decision can be challenged, and how to make complaints.
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 incme with charges and
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
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.
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
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.