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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 social care (PDF 400 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 get care and support (PDF 896 KB)

How to resolve problems and complain about social care (PDF 494 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 short-term and temporary care in a care home (PDF 505 KB)

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

Property and paying for residential care (PDF 524 KB)

Returning from abroad (PDF 305 KB)

Safeguarding older people from abuse and neglect (PDF 584 KB)

Specialist housing for older people (PDF 395 KB)

Tenancy rights: rent (PDF 464KB)

Tenancy rights: security of tenure (PDF 719KB)


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