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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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  • 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.

  • Council Tax and Council Tax Reduction guide front cover

    Council Tax and Council Tax Reduction

    Council Tax can be complicated as there are rules about who is liable to pay the bill, how the bill is calculated and how the bill may be reduced. This guide looks at the rules most likely to apply to older people in Scotland.

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    Creating an enabling home for someone living with dementia

    For most people living with dementia, it is important to them that they are able to remain in their own home for as long as possible.

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    Eat Well

    Ideas and practical suggestions to help you maintaining a healthy diet in later life, and information about who can support you to enjoy healthy, tasty and satisfying food. Produced in collaboration with Eat Well Age Well.

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    Fire safety and older people in Scotland

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are the people who respond if you call 999 with a fire emergency, but another vital part of their work is to provide fire safety information and advice.

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    Funeral Support Payment

    Financial help if you are on a low income and are responsible for paying for a funeral.

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    Health and wellbeing in later life

    Most of us could benefit from being healthier, and it is never too late to start.

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    Help to manage your money and benefits

    This guide looks at your options if you want or need some help to manage your money. It also explains how someone can become responsible for making benefit claims on your behalf.

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    Hospital discharge in Scotland

    Information about NHS hospital discharge assessment and planning.

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    Housing Options

    The home you have in later life affects your health and your ability to be independent. Even if you are happy living where you are now, it is wise to think about what you might need from your home in the future.

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    Hydration Matters

    The easiest thing you can do to feel better today is to keep your body hydrated. Water is the best thing you can drink for good hydration, helping to boost your mental and physical health and wellbeing.

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