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
Paying for permanent residential care - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about the financial help that may be available from your local authority if you need care in a care home. It also covers arranging and paying for care yourself.
Advance decisions, advance statements and living wills - Factsheet
There are things you can do to make sure others know how you would like to be cared for and which medical treatment(s) you would want to refuse, if you are ever unable to make or communicate those decisions yourself.
Preparing an advance statement and an
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
Carer's Allowance - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what Carer’s Allowance is, the eligibility criteria, and how to make a claim.
It also explains how Carer’s Allowance may impact on any other benefits you or, the person you are caring for, are receiving, and what to do if you have
Pension Credit - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what Pension Credit is, the eligibility criteria and how to make a claim. It explains what to do if you have a change of circumstance.
Attendance Allowance - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about Attendance Allowance, a non means-tested benefit for people aged 65 and over who have care needs.
It explains what Attendance Allowance is, the eligibility criteria, and how to make a claim. It explains what to do i
State Pension - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about the new State Pension (for people reaching State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016) and the old State Pension (for people who reached State Pension age before 6 April
It explains how to claim your pension
Housing Benefit - Factsheet
This factsheet explains what Housing Benefit is, who qualifies for it, andV how it is calculated. It explains how to claim and what to do if you want to challenge a decision.
It has information about Discretionary Housing Payments and what to do if you h
Planning for retirement: money and tax - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at some common money and tax issues connected with retirement, including dealing with pensions and tax allowances. It also explains about record-keeping and dealing with paperwork.
Home improvements and repairs - Factsheet
This factsheet provides information about the help you can get if your home is in a poor condition or unsuitable for your needs.
It includes information on the financial assistance and practical support available to help you make improvements, as well as
Staying Safe - Information Guide
This guide provides practical steps that you can take to feel safer, both at home and when you are out.
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.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Factsheet
This factsheet looks at the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). DoLS relate to people who lack mental capacity who need to be placed and detained in care homes or hospitals for their treatment or care and to protect them from harm.
This factsheet c
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
RNIB factsheet explaining visual hallucinations, why they occur, coping strategies and the support available.