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Age UK information guides and factsheets

Our information guides are short and easy to digest, giving an overview of the relevant topic. Factsheets are longer with more detail, for those who want more information. If you'd like to help us improve our guides, why not join our Readers' Panel?

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Information Guides

The information guide index (PDF 319 KB) shows our full list of guides and their date of publication.


Money and legal

AgeUKIG02: LGBT+ (PDF 2.5 MB)

AgeUKIG03: When someone dies (PDF 436 KB)

AgeUKIG05: Avoiding scams (PDF 3.6 MB)

AgeUKIG21: Powers of attorney (PDF 808 KB)

AgeUKIG30: Save energy, pay less (PDF 2.6 MB)

AgeUKIG31: Wills and estate planning (PDF 328 KB)

AgeUKIG43: More money in your pocket (PDF 2.8 MB)

AgeUKIG45: Looking after your money (PDF 395 KB)

AgeUKIG49: Attendance Allowance (PDF 864 KB)

AgeUKIG50: Pension Credit (PDF 809 KB)

AgeUKIG51:Thinking about end of life (PDF 650 KB)

AgeUKIG52: Carer's Allowance (PDF 1.1 MB)

AgeUKIG53: State Pension (PDF 1.8 MB)

AgeUKIG54: Council Tax Support (PDF 1.1 MB)

AgeUKIG57: Getting help with debt (PDF 132 KB)

AgeUKIL8: How to be an executor (PDF 1.1 MB)

AgeUKIL6: Equity release (PDF 1.7 MB)


Health and wellbeing

AgeUKIG07: Your hospital stay (PDF 3.3 MB)

AgeUKIG14: Staying steady (PDF 577 KB)

AgeUKIG15: Bladder and bowel problems (PDF 538 KB)

AgeUKIG24: Healthy living (PDF 8.2 MB)

AgeUKIG27: Winter wrapped up (PDF 2.4 MB)

AgeUKIG32: Bereavement (PDF 1.8 MB) 

AgeUKIG47: Caring for someone with dementia (PDF 7.0 MB)

AgeUKIG48: Living with early-stage dementia (PDF 2.9 MB)

AgeUK IG55: At home with dementia (PDF 2.3 MB)

AgeUKIG56: Your mind matters (PDF 2.8 MB)

AgeUKIL1: Staying cool in a heatwave (PDF 252 KB)


Home and care

AgeUKIG01: Staying safe (PDF 4.42 MB)

AgeUKIG06: Care homes (PDF 4.3 MB)

AgeUKIL5: Care home checklist (PDF 228 KB)

AgeUKIG08: Housing options (PDF 1.9 MB)

AgeUKIG13: Advice for carers (PDF 3.2 MB)

AgeUKIG17: Adapting your home (PDF 465 KB) 

AgeUKIG23: Getting help at home (PDF 3.6 MB)


Travel and lifestyle

AgeUKIG44: In the driving seat (PDF 2.9 MB)

AgeUKIG10: Useful contacts (PDF 1.1 MB)


Factsheets

The factsheet index (PDF 155 KB) shows our full list of factsheets and their date of publication. Our factsheets are also available to download in large print.


Consumer

FS27: Planning for your funeral (PDF 498 KB)

FS69: Water advice (PDF 326 KB)

FS82: Getting the best energy deal (PDF 761 KB)


Health

FS5: Dental care – NHS and private treatment (PDF 447 KB)

FS16: Transgender issues and later life (PDF 570 KB)

FS20: NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care (PDF 1450 KB)

FS37: Hospital discharge (PDF 818 KB)

FS44: NHS services (PDF 911 KB)

FS66: Resolving problems and making a complaint about NHS care (PDF 712 KB)

FS76: Intermediate care and reablement (PDF 316 KB)


Housing

FS1: Help with heating costs (PDF 609 KB)

FS2: Buying retirement housing (PDF 471 KB)

FS8: Council and housing association housing (PDF 584 KB)

FS9: Anti-social behaviour in housing (PDF 499 KB)

FS35: Tenancy rights - rent (PDF 449 KB)

FS63: Finding private rented accommodation (PDF 482 KB)

FS64: Specialist housing for older people (PDF 451 KB)

FS65: Equity release (PDF 454 KB)

FS67: Home improvements and repairs (PDF 552 KB)

FS68: Preventing evictions (PDF 570 KB)

FS71: Park homes (PDF 485 KB)

FS89: Homelessness (PDF 524 KB)


Income and benefits

FS12: Planning your retirement: money and tax (PDF 535 KB)

FS17: Housing Benefit (PDF 466 KB)

FS19: State Pension (PDF 508 KB)

FS21: Council Tax (PDF 344 KB)

FS34: Attendance Allowance (PDF 462 KB)

FS48: Pension Credit (PDF 508 KB)

FS49: Social Fund, Advances of Benefit and Local Welfare Provision (PDF 358 KB)

FS55: Carer's Allowance (PDF 434 KB)

FS56: Benefits for people under Pension Credit age (PDF 503 KB)

FS61: Help with health costs (PDF 409 KB)

FS74: Challenging welfare benefit decisions (PDF 446 KB)

FS75: Dealing with debt (PDF 678KB)

FS87: Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance (PDF 493 KB)

FS91 Pension Freedom and benefits (PDF 463 KB)

FS92 Universal Credit (PDF 545 KB)


FS7: Making a will (PDF 380 KB)

FS14: Dealing with an estate (PDF 507 KB)

FS22: Arranging for someone to make decisions on your behalf (PDF 642 KB)

FS25: Returning from abroad (PDF 644 KB)

FS43: Getting legal advice (PDF 653 KB)

FS62: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (PDF 551 KB)

FS72: Advance decisions, advance statements and living wills (PDF 436 KB)

FS78: Safeguarding older people from abuse and neglect (PDF 584 KB)

FS79: Equality, discrimination and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PDF 451 KB) 


Social care

FS6: Finding help at home (PDF 496 KB)

FS10: Paying for permanent residential care (PDF 528 KB)

FS24: Personal budgets and direct payments in social care (PDF 481 KB)

FS29: Finding, choosing and funding a care home (PDF 522 KB)

FS38: Property and paying for residential care (PDF 523 KB)

FS39: Paying for care in a care home if you have a partner (PDF 419 KB)

FS40: Deprivation of assets in social care (PDF 401 KB)

FS41: How to get care and support (PDF 593 KB)

FS42: Disability equipment and home adaptations (PDF 503 KB)

FS46: Paying for care and support at home (PDF 505 KB)

FS58: Paying for short-term and temporary care in a care home (PDF 370 KB)

FS59: How to resolve problems and complain about social care (PDF 491 KB)

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Last updated: Dec 09 2019

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