Age needs one voice. Now it has:
Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
We know that growing older doesn’t come with a manual but we do have a range of information guides and factsheets to help you deal with some of the challenges faced in later life. Our information is impartial and easy to digest - it’s also free of charge.
Call our free information and advice line on 0800 169 6565 to talk to someone.
Alternatively, you can view a full list of all our information guides and factsheets, or browse the subject areas below to find advice about specific topics.
Updating all of our information guides and factsheets with the new Age UK logo is a big job, so some of these still carry the Age Concern or Help the Aged logo but the information and advice is still correct.
Whether you have spare money to invest, or want to claim any benefits that you deserve, we have leaflets and factsheets to help you.
Whether you want to stay in your own home or are looking for a new start, we have the leaflet for you.
A full list of all the publications available regarding work and learning - from disputes at work to age discrimination.
Whether you're trying to stay healthy or want to find out more about an illness or condition, we can help.
Set your location to see what Age UK offers in your local area.
The most recent index of all Age UK factsheets.
Amendments made to factsheets in April 2013.
Amendments made to factsheets in March 2013.
Amendments made to factsheets in February 2013.
There were no amendments in January 2013.
All Age UK information guides and factsheets
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.
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).
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.
The process is quite straightforward and is free.
PDFs cannot be changed. If you need to be able to type into a downloaded document (for example, if we are offering a letter template that you need to put your name on) we will provide it as a Microsoft Word document rather than a PDF. You can then download it, type into it and save it to your computer.
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.
We have made every effort to make our PDFs accessible to screen readers. Here is an overview of your accessibility options available in Acrobat Reader. Please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Reader website to ensure that they are included in your version of the programme.
You can use Adobe Reader to read a PDF out loud with the following shortcut keys:
You can also convert a PDF into a web page by following these steps:
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.
Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. Registered charity number 1128267. Company number 6825798. © Age UK Group and/or its National Partners (Age NI, Age Scotland and Age Cymru) 2013. All Rights Reserved
Set the appearance of this website so you can read it more easily
To see information relating to Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales set your preference below: