Home and care publications

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We understand the importance of feeling secure and comfortable in your home; our information guides and factsheets are here to ensure you are able to do this. Everything from housing options and care homes, to safety and security and adapting your home is covered in these documents.

Information guides provide an overview of a topic, whilst factsheets provide more in-depth details.     

Care homes

opens link in new window  IL5: Care Home Checklist (PDF 508KB)

opens link in new window  IG06: Care homes (PDF 645KB)

opens link in new window  FS60w: Care homes in Wales: Choice of accommodation when the local authority is assisting with funding (PDF 180KB)

opens link in new window  FS40w: Deprivation of assets in the means test for care home provision in  Wales (PDF 310KB) 

opens link in new window  FS29w: Finding care home accommodation in Wales (PDF 249KB)

opens link in new window  FS76w: Intermediate care and re-ablement in Wales (PDF 999KB)

opens link in new window  FS41w: Social care assessments for older people with care needs in Wales (PDF 1.14MB)

opens link in new window  FS39w: Paying for care in a care home in Wales if you have a partner (PDF 348KB)

opens link in new window  FS10w: Paying for a permanent care home placement in Wales (PDF 1.10MB)

opens link in new window  FS58w: Paying for temporary care in a care home in Wales (PDF 214KB)

opens link in new window  FS38w: Treatment of property in the means test for permanent care home provision in Wales (PDF 358KB)

opens link in new window  FS20w: NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care in Wales (PDF 484KB)

opens link in new window  FS62: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (PDF 506KB)

 

Help at home (including adaptations)

opens link in new window  FS6w: Finding help at home in Wales (PDF 359KB)

opens link in new window  IG23: Care at home (PDF 759KB)

opens link in new window  FS41w: Social care assessments for older people with care needs in Wales (PDF 1.14MB) 

opens link in new window  FS46w: Paying for care and support at home in Wales (PDF 576KB)

opens link in new window  FS24w: Direct payments for community care services in Wales (PDF 351KB)  

opens link in new window  FS20w: NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care in Wales (PDF 484KB) 

opens link in new window  IG48: Living with early-stage dementia (PDF 0.99MB) 

opens link in new window  IG17: Adapting your home (PDF 701KB)

opens link in new window  FS42w: Disability equipment and how to get it in Wales (PDF 272KB)

opens link in new window  FS13: Funding for home improvements (PDF 410KB)

 

Healthcare

opens link in new window  FS44w: NHS services in Wales (PDF 1.04MB)

opens link in new window  FS61w: Help with NHS health costs in Wales (PDF 247KB)

opens link in new window  FS20w: NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care in Wales (PDF 484KB)

opens link in new window  FS66w: Resolving problems and making a complaint about NHS care in Wales (PDF 0.99MB)

opens link in new window  FS72: Advance decisions, advance statements and living wills (PDF 397KB)

 

Information for carers

opens link in new window  IG13: Advice for carers (PDF 375KB)

opens link in new window  IG47: Caring for someone with dementia (PDF 691KB)

 

Arranging for someone to make decisions on your behalf

opens link in new window  IG21: Powers of attorney (PDF 796KB)

opens link in new window  FS22: Arranging for someone else to make decisions about your finance or welfare (PDF 638KB)

 

End of life planning and care

opens link in new window  IG51: Before you go - planning and support for the end of life (PDF 478KB)

 

Housing options / housing advice

opens link in new window  IG08: Housing options (PDF 513KB)

opens link in new window  FS2: Buying retirement housing (PDF 370KB)

opens link in new window  FS64: Specialist housing for older people (PDF 395KB) 

opens link in new window  FS8: Council and housing association housing (PDF 508KB)

opens link in new window  FS63: Finding private rented accommodation (PDF 451KB)

opens link in new window  FS35: Tenants' rights - rent (PDF 368KB)

opens link in new window  FS67: Tenants' rights - repairs (PDF 461KB)

opens link in new window  FS68: Tenants' rights - security of tenure (PDF 499KB)

opens link in new window  FS89: Homelessness (PDF 572KB)

opens link in new window  FS9: Anti-social behaviour in housing (PDF 509KB)

opens link in new window  FS21w: Council Tax in Wales - information about the tax and help you might get towards your bill (PDF 393KB)

opens link in new window  FS71: Park homes (PDF 325KB)

 

Help with heating costs

opens link in new window  FS1w: Help with heating costs in Wales (PDF 483KB)

opens link in new window  IG30: Save energy, pay less (PDF 398KB)  


Home safety and security

opens link in new window  IG05: Avoiding scams (PDF 327KB)

opens link in new window  IL7: Home Safety Checker (PDF 312KB)

opens link in new window  IG01: Staying safe: personal security at home or out and about (PDF 846KB)

opens link in new window  ACIG27: Winter wrapped up (PDF 647KB)

 

Safeguarding / protection from abuse

opens link in new window  FS78w: Safeguarding older people in Wales from abuse (PDF 523KB)

opens link in new window  IG45: Protecting yourself (PDF 377KB)

opens link in new window  FS62: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (PDF 506KB)

 

LGBT issues

opens link in new window IG02: Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender: Planning for later life (PDF 661KB)

opens link in new window FS16: Transgender issues and later life (PDF 452KB)

 

General / other

opens link in new window  IG10: Useful contacts (PDF 407KB)

opens link in new window  FS25: Returning from abroad (PDF 453KB)

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