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
State pension - Information Guide
Our guide explains everything clearly – from when you can claim your State Pension to how to claim it.
Carer's allowance - Information Guide
As a carer, you may be eligible for a benefit called Carer’s Allowance. Many people mistakenly believe they can’t claim it because they don’t know the full facts.
Pension credit - Information Guide
Pension Credit is a means-tested benefit for older people. It’s based on your income and your savings. It could help to boost your income if you’re eligible, but about one in three people who are entitled to
Pension Credit aren’t claiming it.
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.
Later Life in the United Kingdom - Factsheet
This factsheet, is the most up-to-date source of publicly available, general information on people in later life in the UK. Wherever possible, figures for the whole UK are quoted. For ease of reading and unless otherwise stated, the term “older” is used h
Home safety checker- Information Guide
This guide has advice on safety in the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and garden and outlines ways to seek help
Internet security - Information Guide
The guide details how you can spot online scams, so you can feel safe & confident when logging on.