There are currently 128 active factsheets/guides
Applying to The Beamsley Trust
Guidance for individuals who would like to access a Beamsley Trust grant.
Application Guidelines for The Craven Trust
How to apply for a grant from The Craven Trust for your community group.
Safeguarding older people from abuse and neglect - Factsheet
This factsheet explains the law on safeguarding adults to help you decide what to do if you think an older person is being abused or neglected, or may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Whether you know the
person through your role as a professional, a care
Returning from abroad - Factsheet
You will find this factsheet useful if you are a British citizen over State Pension age who moved abroad and who is now considering moving back to live permanently in the UK.
It gives information about things to consider regarding your finances and housi
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
Specialist housing for older people - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about housing intended specifically for older people, such as sheltered housing.
Resolving problems and making a complaint about NHS care - Factsheet
The factsheet explains how to make a complaint about NHS services, including situations where your complaint covers both NHS and social care services. It describes support available to help you, what to expect when your complaint is investigated.
Adapting your home - Information Guide
This guide provides you with information and ideas about how to adapt your home to enable you, or the person you care for, to live safely and independently.
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.
Whats on in your area - Kendal, Oxenholme, Staveley, Burneside & Whinfell
Age UK South Lakeland has a range of activities which you may be interested in. If you would like to speak to someone about our events you can call us 01539 728118 or you can pop into one of our resource centres.
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.
Paying for short-term and temporary care in a care home - Factsheet
This factsheet covers short term and temporary care homes placements, which can be for various reasons, such as respite or trial periods.
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
Deprivation of assets in social care - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at deprivation of assets in the local authority means test for services. Your local authority can look at whether you have removed your assets from its reach to avoid paying a charge for services it provides, for example by passing th
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
Finding help at home - Factsheet
This factsheet tells you how to obtain support to help you to remain at home if you are having difficulty managing. It focusses on the duties of your local authority to provide assistance, but also covers arranging this yourself, We cover residential care
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.