Buying retirement housing - Factsheet
This factsheet explains some options and issues to consider if you are thinking about buying retirement housing. This is specialist housing for older people, which can be either ‘age exclusive’ or offer some level of support or care.
Help with heating costs - Factsheet
This factsheet explains how you can spend less on energy while still maintaining a warm and comfortable home. It provides information on getting the best energy deal, energy efficiency, financial help and help
from bodies like your local authority (counc
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.
When someone dies - Information Guide
This guide gives brief, practical information about what to do first, how to register the death, and how to arrange a funeral. It also covers who to tell about the death and
advice about financial help that may be available after a bereavement.
Hospital discharge - Factsheet
This factsheet explains how your discharge from hospital should be managed following NHS treatment so that you don't stay in hospital longer than necessary and receive the help you need in the most appropriate place.
NHS services - Factsheet
This factsheet contains information about NHS ‘primary care’ services – services you approach in a non-emergency situation when you first have a health problem.
Getting help at home - Information Guide
This guide outlines the help you may be able to receive and signposts to relevant organisations to get personal care, adapting our home to suit our needs, or receiving benefits.
Care homes - Information Guide
This guide looks at how to find a care home, how to arrange and pay for care.
Bereavement - Information Guide
If you or someone close has suffered a bereavement, this guide offers practical and emotional support after a death.
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.
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.
Breast Cancer 70
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in England with around 44,300 women diagnosed each year. The older you are, the more likely you are to get it-one in three woman who get breast cancer are aged 70 and over.
Pension Freedom and benefits - Factsheet
This factsheet explains some basic information about your choices with respect to drawing down pension savings. You can contact Pension Wise for information and guidance.
This factsheet sets out the impact of different choices drawing down pension funds
Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a non means-tested benefit for people aged 16 to 64 who have a disability.
The factsheet also gives information about Disability Living Allowance (DLA) which is gradually being r
Challenging welfare benefit decisions - Factsheet
This factsheet explains who makes benefit decisions, how a decision can be challenged, and how to make complaints.
Equity release - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about different types of equityrelease, such as lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans. Itincludes information on:
- what to consider before deciding on a particular plan
- equity release regulations and safegu
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