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Age UK information guides and factsheets

Please find below a full list of our information guides and factsheets.

Our information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. 

Factsheets are longer with more detail, for those who want more information. 

Download the I&A Catalogue (PDF 290 KB) to find out more about Age UK's comprehensive range of free information guides and factsheets.

Information Guides

The information guide index (PDF 100 KB) shows our full list of guides and their date of publication.

AgeUKIG01: Staying safe (PDF 445 KB)

AgeUKIG02: Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (PDF 340 KB)

AgeUKIG03: When someone dies (PDF 436 KB)

AgeUKIG05: Avoiding scams (PDF 303 KB)

AgeUKIG06: Care homes (PDF 645 KB)

AgeUKIG07: Your hospital stay (PDF 495 KB)

AgeUKIG08: Housing options (PDF 443 KB)

AgeUKIG10: Useful contacts (PDF 452 KB)

AgeUKIG13: Advice for carers (PDF 492 KB)

AgeUKIG14: Staying steady (PDF 577 KB)

AgeUKIG15: Bladder and bowel problems (PDF 538 KB)

AgeUKIG17: Adapting your home (PDF 2 MB) 

AgeUKIG21: Powers of attorney (PDF 808 KB)

AgeUKIG23: Getting help at home (PDF 385 KB)

AgeUKIG24: Healthy living (PDF 1.3 MB)

AgeUKIG27: Winter wrapped up (PDF 793 KB)

AgeUKIG30: Save energy, pay less (PDF 760 KB)

AgeUKIG31: Wills and estate planning (PDF 907 KB) 

AgeUKIG32: Bereavement (PDF 1.8 MB) 

AgeUKIG38: Healthy eating (PDF 4 MB)

AgeUKIG43: More money in your pocket (PDF 382 KB)

AgeUKIG44: In the driving seat (PDF 758 KB)

AgeUKIG45: Protecting yourself (PDF 508 KB)

AgeUKIG47: Caring for someone with dementia (PDF 993 KB)

AgeUKIG48: Living with early-stage dementia (PDF 1014 KB)

AgeUKIG49: Attendance Allowance (PDF 338 KB)

AgeUKIG50: Pension Credit (PDF 394 KB)

AgeUKIG51: Before you go (PDF 478 KB)

AgeUKIG52: Carer's Allowance (PDF 564 KB)

AgeUKIG53: State Pension (PDF 218 KB)

AgeUKIG54: Council Tax Support (PDF 267KB)

AgeUK IG55: At home with dementia (PDF 714KB)

AgeUKIG56: Your mind matters (PDF 527KB)

AgeUKIG57: Getting help with debt (PDF 227KB)

AgeUKIL1: Staying cool in a heatwave (PDF 101 KB)

AgeUKIL4: Internet security (PDF 297 KB)

AgeUKIL5: Care home checklist (PDF 251 KB)

AgeUKIL6: Equity release (PDF 685 KB)

AgeUKIL8: How to be an executor (PDF 608 KB)

AgeUKIL7: Home safety checker (PDF 342 KB) 

For more information call Age UK on 0800 055 6112


The factsheet index (PDF 155 KB) shows our full list of factsheets and their date of publication. 

Later life in the UK (PDF 207 KB)

FS1: Help with heating costs (PDF 609 KB)

FS2: Buying retirement housing (PDF 471 KB)

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

FS6: Finding help at home (PDF 496 KB)

FS7: Making a will (PDF 380 KB)

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

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

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

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

FS14: Dealing with an estate (PDF 507 KB)

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

FS17: Housing Benefit (PDF 466 KB)

FS19: State Pension (PDF 508 KB)

FS20: NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care (PDF 1 MB)

FS21: Council Tax (PDF 344 KB)

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

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

FS25: Returning from abroad (PDF 644 KB)

FS27: Planning for your funeral (PDF 498 KB)

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

FS34: Attendance Allowance (PDF 462 KB)

FS35: Tenancy rights: rent (PDF 449 KB)

FS37: Hospital discharge (PDF 818 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)

FS43: Getting legal advice (PDF 653 KB)

FS44: NHS services (PDF 911 KB)

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

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)

FS61: Help with health costs (PDF 409 KB)

FS62: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (PDF 551 KB)

FS63: Finding private rented accommodation (PDF 482 KB)

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

FS65: Equity release (PDF 454 KB)

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

FS67: Home improvements and repairs (PDF 552 KB)

FS68: Tenancy rights: security of tenure (PDF 570 KB)

FS69: Water advice (PDF 326 KB)

FS71: Park homes (PDF 485 KB)

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

FS74: Challenging welfare benefit decisions (PDF 446 KB)

FS75: Dealing with debt (PDF 678KB)

FS76: Intermediate care and reablement (PDF 316 KB)

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

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

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

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

FS89: Homelessness (PDF 524 KB)

FS91 Pension Freedom and benefits (PDF 463 KB)

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For more information call Age UK on 0800 055 6112


Last updated: Dec 07 2017

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