LifeBook

Age UK Lifebook

The LifeBook is a free booklet where you write important and useful information about your life, from who insures your car to where you put the TV licence.

Sometimes it is easy to mislay important documents and information, so, we developed the LifeBook to help you find exactly what you need without searching.

Why should I complete it?

The LifeBook will not only help you to be more organised but could also be invaluable to a family member or a friend if they need to find important information about you in an emergency.

How do I use it?

Follow the step-by-step instructions to fill in the various sections with your details, contacts and locations of important documents. You don’t have to do it all at once - just complete it at your own pace.

The LifeBook is available in a booklet or we can email you a copy to complete and store on your computer.

How do I order a copy of LifeBook?

You can order a printed copy of LifeBook by completing our online request form or by calling 0845 685 1061 and quoting ALL 721

Age UK is a registed trademark. The use of the name and logo Age UK is done so under licence agreement between Age UK and Age UK Enterprises Limited.

Age UK Enterprises Limited is registered in England and Wales number 3156159. Age UK Enterprises Limited registered address: Tavis House 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA.

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Call to order a free LifeBook:
0845 685 1061

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    Downloads

    What is a download?

    A download is a document (like a research report, a leaflet, or an application form) that can be transferred from our website to your computer. You can download a file, view it on your screen, print it, or save it to your computer.

    What is a PDF?

    PDF stands for ‘portable document format’.

    Most downloads on this website are PDFs. We use this format to ensure that the document looks the same on everyone’s computer (website pages, by contrast, appear differently depending on how people have set their computer up).

    How do I download a PDF?

    Computers use a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader to download PDFs. If you try clicking on a link to download a PDF and it doesn’t work, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader onto your computer.

    How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?

    The process is quite straightforward and is free.

    1. Go to http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
    2. Click ‘Download’.
    3. Wait for the window to offer you the option to ‘Run’, then choose this option.
    4. Click ‘Next’.
    5. Click ‘Install’
    6. Wait for the window to offer you the option to ‘Finish’, then choose this option.

    How do I change a download?

    PDFs cannot be changed.

    How do I print or save a download?

    Downloads will open on your computer in a new browser window.

    Inside this window (below all your web browser menus), there will be a toolbar with options for you to print or save the document.

    Close the browser window to return to the Age UK website.

    Can my screen reader read PDF downloads?

    We have made every effort to make our PDFs accessible to screen readers. Please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Reader website to ensure that accessibility options are included in your version of the programme.

    You can use Adobe Reader to read a PDF out loud with the following shortcut keys:

    • Read the document: Shift +Ctrl+Y
    • Read the open page only: Shift +Ctrl+V
    • Read to the end of the document: Shift+Ctrl+B
    • Pause: Shift+Ctrl+C
    • Stop Shift+Ctrl+E

    You can convert a PDF document into a text file for use with other software and hardware such as Braille printers by opening the PDF and choosing ‘Save as text’ from the File menu.

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