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Guides and factsheets aimed at keeping you up-to-date with home and care information. Guides are short and easy to digest giving a comprehensive overview of a subject. Factsheets are longer and more detailed for those who want more information. 

Information guides

Adapting your home (PDF 2 MB)

 Advice for carers (PDF 983 KB)

Caring for someone with dementia (PDF 993 KB)

Care homes (PDF 645 KB)

Care home checklist (PDF 508 KB)

Getting help at home (PDF 385 KB)

Home safety checker (PDF 685 KB)

Housing options (PDF 2 MB)

Staying safe (PDF 489 KB)

Winter wrapped up (PDF 1.9 MB)


Anti-social behaviour in housing (PDF 123 KB)

Buying retirement housing (PDF 191 KB)

Council and housing association housing (PDF 188 KB)

Deprivation of assets in the means test for care home provision (PDF 98 KB)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (PDF 224 KB)

Disability equipment and home adaptations (PDF 636 KB)

Finding, choosing and funding a care home  (PDF 287 KB)

Finding help at home (PDF 246 KB)

Finding private rented accommodation (PDF 163 KB)

Help with heating costs (PDF 205 KB)

Home improvements and repairs (PDF 552 KB)

Homelessness (PDF 396 KB)

Hospital discharge (PDF 818 KB)

How to resolve problems and make a complaint about the local authority (PDF 228 KB)

Intermediate care and re-ablement (PDF 172 KB)

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care (PDF 316 KB)

Park Homes (PDF 159 KB)

Paying for care and support at home (PDF 231 KB)

Paying for care in a care home if you have a partner (PDF 93 KB)

Paying for permanent residential care (PDF 258 KB)

Paying for temporary care in a care home (PDF 71 KB)

Personal budgets and direct payments in adult social care (PDF 361 KB)

Returning from abroad (PDF 305 KB)

Safeguarding older people from abuse (PDF 271 KB)

How to get care and support (PDF 896 KB)

Specialist housing for older people (PDF 395 KB)

Tenancy rights: rent (PDF 464KB)

Tenancy rights: repairs (PDF 536 KB)

Tenancy rights: security of tenure (PDF 719KB)

Treatment of property in the means test for permanent care home provision (PDF 199 KB)

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