There are currently 128 active factsheets/guides
NHS services - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at NHS 'primary care' services - services that you approach when you first have a health problem. It looks at services to help decide if you need to see a GP; GP services and services accessed via your GP; how the NHS helps you manage
NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what NHS continuing healthcare is; how the NHS decides whether you are eligible to receive it and what to do if dissatisfied with the eligibility decision.
It explains NHS-funded nursing care - a weekly payment made to nursing ho
Getting the best energy deal - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at how you can get the best deal on your energy by switching tariff or supplier. This can help you to save money, or keep your home warmer without spending more.
In the driving seat - Information Guide
This guide reminds older drivers of their legal obligations, gives tips about continuing to drive safely, and addresses the sensitive issue of deciding when to stop driving.
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.
Winter wrapped up - Information Guide
This guide looks at getting ready for the cold winter months, tips on staying healthy, keeping your home warm and making your home energy efficient.
How to be an executor - Information Guide
This guide provides a clear checklist of an executor’s duties, including how to register the death, sort out Inheritance Tax and deal with different assets.
Equity Release - Information Guide
This information guide is designed to help you decide if equity release is the right choice for you.
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.
Equipment to make life easier - South Lakeland
This list provides some idea of where you can get equipment from Alarms and Disabled Parking Badge to Hearing Aids to help when everyday tasks become a little harder.
Living with Dementia - South Lakeland
This leaflet provide advice on how to get help from Social Services, financial support and the aids and equipments what you need.
Societies and Clubs - South Lakeland
This list aims to give you help and advice to find the best Societies and Clubs in South Lakeland.
Safety in the home - South Lakeland
Care Alarms, Lifeline, Fire safety, Home Security and Falls Prevention
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
Useful contacts -Information Guide
This guide pulls together information, services and products that Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide for people in later life.