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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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  • LEG9 Worried an older person is being abused? thumbnail

    Worried an older person is being abused?

    Staying safe from abuse, and what to do if you are worried that someone you know is being abused.

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    Adult Disability Payment

    Extra money for those who have not yet reached State Pension age, who have a physical or mental disability or health condition that affects their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

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    Age Scotland Publications List

    Order form for our free information guides 2024.

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    A Guide for Adult Carers in Scotland

    Caring for a friend or relative can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It can also be stressful and exhausting, but there is support available for both you and the person you care for.

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    A guide for carers: mental health and wellbeing in later life

    Caring for someone who has a mental health condition can be challenging; this guide provides information about the support available for you and them.

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    Arranging a funeral

    Information about planning a funeral, whether you are thinking about what you want for yourself, or arranging a funeral for a family member or friend.

  • Attendance Allowance guide front cover

    Attendance Allowance

    Extra financial support for those who have reached State Pension age, and have a physical or mental disability or health condition that means they need help with personal care, or supervision.

  • Avoiding Scams guide front cover

    Avoiding Scams

    People of all ages can fall for scams. However, older people can be at a greater risk from scams, and of being targeted by scammers, than younger people.

  • Benefit and Pension Changes front cover

    Benefit and Pension Changes

    Information for older people in about recent and upcoming changes to benefits and social security in Scotland.

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    Benefits for someone living with dementia

    The benefits system can provide financial support for people living with dementia.

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    Benefits Maze

    Our Benefits Maze guide aims to help you through the maze of benefits, pensions and social security, enabling you to claim any extra money you are entitled to.

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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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