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.
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.
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
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.
Getting legal advice - Factsheet
This factsheet helps you to get the legal help you need, including legal information and advice on civil matters (where you have a dispute with another individual or organisation). It does not cover criminal matters.
It covers free advice from local and
Universal Credit - Factsheet
This factsheet gives information about Universal Credit, a means-tested benefit for people under State Pension age. It gives information about Universal Credit, how it affects people claiming other benefits and how to claim it.
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 63 and 9 months as of April 2017 and will be 64 and 6 months by April 2018). It gives information about Universal Credit and how it affects people c
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
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
Council tax - Factsheet
This factsheet aims to help you understand
Council Tax liability and payment
Eligibility for Council Tax Support schemes
Other ways of reducing you Council Tax bill
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.