Healthy eating - Information Guide
This guide looks at maintaining a healthy weight, including
tips on eating well if you find that you’ve only got a small
appetite and advice on reducing your risk of serious health
Bereavement - Information Guide
Sometimes people are shocked and upset by their changing
and powerful emotions when they are bereaved. Realising
that these feelings are quite normal may help. This guide
gives you some idea about the range of experiences many
people go through.
Winter wrapped up - Information Guide
This guide explains what you can do to get yourself and
your home ready for winter, as well as where to go for more
information and support.
Healthy Living - Information Guide
This guide highlights changes you may like to consider and
the benefits they can bring.
Bladder and bowel problems-Information Guide
This guide looks at different types
of bladder and bowel problems and what you can do to
Staying steady - Information Guide
There are lots of simple things you can do to help you stay
steady on your feet. Whether you’re fit and active, have
difficulty walking and getting around, or are worried about
falling, this guide has information for you.
Your hospital stay - Information Guide
This guide explains what to expect when going into hospital, what should happen while you’re in hospital, and the steps that should be taken to prepare for your discharge.
Safety in the home - South Lakeland
Care Alarms, Lifeline, Fire safety, Home Security and Falls Prevention
Lasting Power of Attorney form completion and registration service
Lasting Power of Attorney form completion and registration service – helping you to stay in control of your future
SLDC Handy Person Scheme
This leaflet has information on the Handy Person Scheme to help elderly or vulnerable householders carry out very simple but essential works at their homes.
Paying for care and support at home - Factsheet
This factsheet explains charging for social care services in places other than care homes, mainly related to services provided in your own home. This is because the two charging systems are slightly different. It also covers charging for carers’ services.
Council tax support - Information Guide
Council Tax Support, also known as Council Tax Reduction, is a benefit to help people who are on a low
income or claiming certain benefits to pay some of their Council Tax bill.
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
If you are a carer, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for some financial support. This guide explains what Carer’s Allowance is, who is eligible and how to claim it.
Pension credit - Information Guide
Pension Credit unlocks your way to other benefits such as Council Tax payments, Cold Weather payments, Housing Benefit and help with health care costs.
Attendance Allowance - Information Guide
Attendance Allowance is a benefit for those aged 65 years and over who need extra money to help with care needs or for help with personal care.
More money in your pocket - Information Guide
If you’re over 60, you could be entitled to benefits and concessions you haven’t been able to claim before such as Pension Credit, Winter Fuel Payment, Attendance Allowance and more.
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.
Paying for care in a care home if you have a partner - Factsheet
This factsheet explains how being part of a couple affects your eligibility for local authority funding if you need to move into a care home. It looks at your rights to welfare benefits also. It focusses mainly on if you are seeking state support rather t