Home & care

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The amount that social services departments pay towards care on your behalf varies depending on your local authority, although there are minimum requirements.

Paying for care and support

The Care Act

The Care Act comes into force in May 2015. It changes the way the social care system will work in the future.

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Scams through the post

Sometimes it's difficult to spot the difference between scam mail and offers from legitimate companies.

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Nuisance calls

Nuisance calls and messages can be annoying, frustrating and quite frightening.

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Social care and support

When you, or someone you care about, starts to have difficulty managing daily tasks and needs extra help, it can feel daunting and you may not know where to get help.

Your rights as a carer

Carers have certain rights, and it's important that you know what these are.

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Handyperson services

Age UK operates handyperson services in over 80% of the country. These services offer you extra help with small practical jobs to make your life easier and safer around the home.
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How we help: care

Our vision is for all older people to be able to access the help they need to stay well and independent and to live in suitable housing, in age-friendly neighbourhoods, for as long as they want.

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Staying safe - secure your garden

Age UK’s tips for keeping ourselves safe and our properties secure.

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Staying safe - secure your garden

Age UK Advice - 0800 169 6565

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What is Care in Crisis?

Why is the social care system in crisis? What is Age UK doing to help?

What does Age UK do in your area?

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