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We know that growing older doesn't come with a manual. Later life may bring changes and opportunities to your life and you may need to know about rights, organisations and services which are unfamiliar to you.

We provide free information and advice to help you on diverse topics ranging from claiming benefits and Power of Attorney, to care at home and care homes.  Please browse our guides and place your order below.

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    Bereavement

    The death of someone close to you can be one of the hardest things you ever have to deal with. Our bereavement guide looks at some of the things that could help you, now and in the future.

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    Bladder and bowel problems

    People of all ages can have issues controlling their bladder or bowel. This guide looks at common problems, and some of the things you can do to cure, treat, or manage them.

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    Care and Support at Home: Assessment and Funding

    Most people want to live independently and safely in their own home for as long as possible. Care and support may be available to help you remain at home for longer. Financial help may be available towards your care costs too.

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    Care and Support at Home: Practical Help

    As you become older, you might start to need help with things you used to be able to manage for yourself. You may be eligible for care, support, equipment or minor adaptations that could help you to manage better at home

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    Care Home Guide: Checklist

    Everyone has different ideas about what they want from where they live. This guide contains some questions you might want to consider, with space for you to write answers to these questions and add any of your own.

  • CARE4 Care home guide - before you move thumbnail

    Care Home Guide: Before you Move

    This guide provides a checklist of things you might need to think about, and people you should contact, before you move into a care home. It may also be useful if you are making arrangements because you have Power of Attorney for someone.

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    Care Home Guide: Contracts and paying for your own care

    Moving into residential care is a big decision, especially if you think you will need to pay your own care home fees. This guide provides information on choosing and paying for care, the support available and things to know about your care home contract.

  • CARE5 Care home guide - funding thumbnail

    Care Home Guide: Funding

    This guide provides information about the financial help that may be available from the local council, for older people who have been assessed as needing care in a care home. It aims to answer some of the most commonly-asked questions.

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    Care Home Guide: Living in a Care Home

    This guide is for anyone considering moving into a care home, or already living in one. It provides information on living in a care home, your rights as a care home resident, what you can expect from a good care home, and what to do if there is a problem.

  • Carer's Allowance and Carer Support Payment guide front cover

    Carer's Allowance and Carer Support Payment

    If you provide unpaid care for another person, there may be help, including financial help, available for you.

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    Caring for someone with early stage dementia

    Being a carer can be challenging and sometimes you may need support.

  • Challenging Benefit Decisions guide front cover

    Challenging Benefit Decisions

    If you disagree with a benefit decision, it is often possible to challenge it. This guide will take you through the process in detail.

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