Ask Sara

AskSARA for advice, support and products that make daily living easier. AskSARA is an award-winning online self-help guide providing expert advice and information on products and equipment for older and disabled people. AskSARA is easy to use.

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Affordable Housing Glossary A handy reference guide

This guide has been developed to explain what affordable housing is, the different tenure models available, who it is aimed at and how it is allocated.

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Returning to England from abroad

This factsheet explains how to claim benefits and apply for housing, health and care services if you return to England from abroad. This factsheet is aimed at British nationals who have reached or are nearing retirement age.

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Thinking Ahead Housing Care Related Finance in Later Life

Silverlinks have developed a new “teach yourself” booklet which you can work through online in your own time. It will help you to understand what housing & care options may be available to you in later life, and include practical activities and checklists for people who want to start thinking ahead.

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Live safely and well at home

This updated brochure, previously titled ‘A fresh approach to later life’, explains how FirstStop Advice can help you explore your housing and care options and how to fund and pay for accommodation or services you need. Sections include Inside FirstStop Advice, Staying put successfully, Moving home successfully, About care and Finance matters.

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A practical guide to Community Legal Service funding

The guide explains how the Legal Services Commission funds civil legal services. It is for people seeking help on legal matters as well as those who can put others seeking legal help in tough with a solicitor or legal adviser. It explains the different levels of service in civil matters.

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Nowin Nofee Actions And other ways to help pay for legal action

Information about the cost of taking legal action, other options, and what “no-win, no-fee” means

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Shopmobility

Shopmobility is a scheme that lends manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, and powered scooters to members of the public who have limited mobility, so that they can shop and visit leisure and commercial facilities within a town, city, or shopping centre, The website has a directory of these services

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