We have a range of publications, including factsheets, booklets and information guides, that cover the full spectrum of later life issues.
Designed to be easy-read, materials are regularly updated to ensure that they give a comprehensive and accurate overview of a full range of topics.
These can all be accessed and read online, downloaded from the website, or alternatively printed copies can be obtained free-of-charge from our drop-in Information Office at Wirral Point in Birkenhead or they can be posted out to you if you ring us on 0300 33 00 111.

Information factsheetsWe have a range of publications, including factsheets, booklets and information guides, that cover the full spectrum of later life issues.
Designed to be easy-read, materials are regularly updated to ensure that they give a comprehensive and accurate overview of a full range of topics.
These can all be accessed and read online, downloaded from the website, or alternatively printed copies can be obtained free-of-charge from our drop-in Information Office at Wirral Point in Birkenhead or they can be posted out to you if you ring us on 0300 33 00 111.

Our factsheets include the following:

Community Care

6       Finding help at home

10       Local authority charging procedures for care homes*

20       Continuing NHS health care, NHS funded registered nursing care and intermediate care

24       Direct Payments from social services*

29       Finding care home accommodation

32       Disability and ageing: your rights to social services*

37       Hospital discharge arrangements*

38       Treatment of the former as capital for people in care homes*

39       Paying for care in a care home if you have a partner

40       Transfer of assets and paying for care in a care home

41       Local authority assessment for community care services*

46       Paying for care and support at home*

58       Paying for Temporary Care in a Care Home

 

Consumer

  3       Television licence concessions

  7       Making your will*

14       Dealing with someone’s estate*

22       Legal arrangements for managing financial affairs*

27       Planning for a funeral*

33       Crime prevention for older people

43       Getting for legal advice*

 

Health

  5         Dental care

23         Help with continence

44         NHS services*

45         Staying healthy in later life

61         Help with Health Costs

62         Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

 

Housing

  1         Help with heating*

  2         Buying retirement housing*

  8         Looking for rented housing*

  9         Noise and neighbour nuisance – what you can do*

12         Raising income or capital from your home

13         Older home owners: financial help with repairs and adaptations*

35         Tenants’ rights* (See below for Scottish versions)

42         Disability equipment and how to get it

50         Housing Options

NB: Scottish versions of Tenants’ rights are:

35    Rights for council and housing association tenants’*

36    Private tenants’ rights*

 

Income and benefits

1 5       Income tax

17        Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit

18        A brief guide to money benefits

19       The State Pension

21       The Council Tax

34       Attendance Allowance

48       Pension Credit

49       Help from the Social Fund

52       Disability Living Allowance

53       Capital, Income and Means-Tested Benefits

55       Carer's Allowance

56       Benefits for People under State Pension Age

          Leisure, Learning and Work

26      Travel information for older people

30       Leisure and learning

31       Older workers

 

* indicates a Scottish version also exists

Further information