Thinking about end of life-Information Guide
If you know you have a life-limiting illness, this guide also explains what options and services could be available as your illness progresses. If this applies to you it will help to know the questions to ask so you can you make the best choices for you.
State pension - Information Guide
Our guide explains everything clearly – from when you can claim your State Pension to how to claim it.
Attendance allowance - Information Guide
As we get older, many of us need a little extra help to look after ourselves, especially if we have a long-term illness or disability. This guide explains how to increase your chance of making a
Powers of attorney - Information Guide
There are a number of reasons why you might need someone to make decisions for you, or act on your behalf. It could just be temporary: for example, if you are in hospital and need help with everyday things such as making sure bills are paid.
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.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender - Information Guide
This guide looks at a broad range of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, before covering some specific transgender issues on pages 28–30.
Home safety checker- Information Guide
It’s important that we feel safe in our homes, yet more
accidents happen at home than anywhere else. This guide contains checklists to help you identify and resolve any possible safety risks, and help prevent accidents.
Care home checklist - Information Guide
This handy guide contains suggestions for a number of things that you might want to consider when looking for a care home
Getting help at home - Information Guide
This guide outlines the help you may be able to receive and signposts to relevant organisations to get personal care, adapting our home to suit our needs, or receiving benefits.
Housing options - Information Guide
This guide gives you information about these different possibilities and explains how to find out more about your options.
Care homes - Information Guide
This guide is written for the relative or friend of an older person who is considering a move into a care home. Of course, you may be reading it for yourself if you think it’s time to move into residential care.
Staying Safe - Information Guide
This guide provides practical steps that you can take to feel safer, both at home and when you are out.
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
Intermediate care and reablement - Factsheet
This factsheet explains intermediate care and reablement.
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.
Staying cool in a heatwave - Information Guide
Inside this guide, you’ll find some helpful tips on how to protect yourself from the heat, how to recognise heat-related illness and what to do if someone shows signs of struggling to deal with high temperatures.
Living with early-stage dementia - Information Guide
This guide has been written for people with a diagnosis
This guide explains what dementia is, and what kind of
support is available for those living with it.