There are currently 99 active factsheets/guides
Arranging for someone to make decisions on your behalf - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at how you can arrange for other people to make decisions about your health, care and finances if you think you may lose the mental capacity to do this in future. This is usually family members or friends, but it could be a profession
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.
Nursing and Residential Care Home list - South Lakeland
A list of Nursing and Residential Care Homes to help you find the best care and housing option for you.
How to get care and support - Factsheet
This factsheet explains the process for:
obtaining a local authority assessment of your care and support needs
whether you are someone who needs care or you are a carer
deciding whether you are eligible to receive care and support services
Personal budgets and direct payments in adult social care - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about personal budgets and direct payments, which are central elements within the adult social care system. It explains what they are, how they are calculated and how they work. It also describes the development of the
Buying retirement housing - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information if you are considering buying retirement housing. This is specialist housing for older people, which could be either 'age exclusive' or offer some level of support or 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.
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.
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
Caring for someone with dementia - Information Guide
This guide takes you through the dementia journey, from getting a diagnosis to talking to family and friends, joining a carers group, accessing help, and the practical things such as sorting out someone’s finances and legal affairs
Advice for carers - Information Guide
This guide covers the benefits you can claim, requesting flexible working hours and organising respite care.
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.