Staying Safe - Information Guide
This guide provides practical steps that you can take to feel safer, both at home and when you are out.
Transgender issues in later life - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about later life for transgender (or trans) people. The main focus is on growing older for people who have transitioned and live their lives permanently in their affirmed gender. It also provides information for people
Intermediate care and reablement - Factsheet
This factsheet explains intermediate care and reablement.
Staying cool in a heatwave - Information Guide
Inside this guide, you’ll find some helpful tips on how to protect yourself from the heat, how to recognise heat-related illness and what to do if someone shows signs of struggling to deal with high temperatures.
Living with early-stage dementia - Information Guide
This guide has been written for people with a diagnosis
This guide explains what dementia is, and what kind of
support is available for those living with it.
Caring for someone with dementia - Information Guide
The guide is for anyone caring for someone with dementia,
including partners, family members and friends, whether
you live with the person with dementia or not. Some
information may be more relevant if you live with the person
you’re caring for.
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
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.