Dental care: NHS and private - Factsheet
This factsheet explains how to find an NHS dentist, charges for NHS treatment, and how receiving certain benefits or the NHS low income scheme may help with the cost of NHS treatment.
Water advice - Factsheet
This factsheet offers tips on reducing water bills and how to save water.
It provides information on switching to a meter and how you can get help with the costs of water if you are eligible for the WaterSure Scheme.
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.
How to resolve problems and complain about social care - Factsheet
This factsheet shows you what to do if you are not satisfied with an aspect of the service you receive from your local authority. Some problems or issues can be resolved informally, for example via
discussion with the professional concerned or their mana
Disability equipment and home adaptations - Factsheet
This factsheet covers the help you can get from the local authority to manage your daily tasks at home through the provision of specially designed equipment or home adaptations.
Park homes - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about the law relating to park homes (also called mobile homes or caravans).
It is aimed at park homeowners who are entitled to use their home as a permanent residence, not people staying or living holiday caravans.
Equity release - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about different types of equity release, such as lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans. It includes information on:
what to consider before deciding on a particular plan
equity release regulations and safegu
Anti-social behaviour in housing - Factsheet
This factsheet is about anti-social behaviour that takes place in the home or neighbourhood. It includes information on noisy neighbours, hedge disputes and harassment.
Planning for your funeral - Factsheet
This factsheet highlights things to consider if you want to plan ahead and
make financial and other arrangements for your funeral. It looks at
options when deciding what type of funeral you want, ways to pay for a
funeral and information about organ do
Looking after your money - Information Guide
This guide is about how to protect your finances as far as possible and what to do if things do go wrong.
Getting help with debt - Information Guide
This guide helps older people recognise when their debt is a problem and looks at the first steps to tackling it and finding their way back to a debt-free life.
When someone dies - Information Guide
There are many things to do when someone dies, often at a time of great personal distress when we feel least able to manage.
Thinking about end of life - Information Guide
There can be many things to think about, from making a will to choosing who you would like to make decisions for you if you were no longer able to.
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.
Benefits for people under Pension Credit age - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about benefits for people under Pension Credit age (this is rising and is 64 and 6 months as of April 2018 and will be 65 and 3 months by April 2019). It gives information about Universal Credit and how it affects people c
Staying steady - Information Guide
Whether you’re fit and active, have mobility problems, or worry about falling, this guide offers practical tips on how to improve your strength, balance and mobility.
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