Patient Information Publications

Database including a directory of self-help groups, patient groups & other organisations involved in health related matters. It contains a large number of patient information leaflets about all aspects of health & treatment. UK GPs and practice nurses use the data & print off entries to give to patients.

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Homeshare International website

Information about Homeshare International, which promotes homesharing, i.e. whereby a householder offers accommodation in exchange for an agreed level of help, such as help with household tasks and/or some financial help

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Independent Age

This charity helps older people on low incomes to stay independent, by providing a regular income, emergency grants, equipment, volunteers to befriend etc.

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Royal Voluntary Service RVS

RVS provides a variety of services to older people, including meals on wheels, community transport and books on wheels. They also run day centres and social clubs.

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Getting help at Home Ways to stay independent

As you get older you may start to need some support or assistance at home. This factsheet provides information about the types of help and support services that could be available in your local area to help you stay independent and safe in your own home.

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Benefits for people under State Pension age Factsheet 56

This factsheet provides: Information about benefits for people under Pension Credit age (this is currently 62 ½ and will be 63 by April 2016); Information about Universal Credit and how it will affect people claiming other benefits; Disability and carer benefits; How to make a claim. The information in this factsheet is correct for the […]

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Finding help at home Factsheet 6

This factsheet has information about how to get support to help you to live in your own home if you are having difficulty managing. It focusses on the duties of the local authority to provide assistance, but also covers arranging care yourself. Residential care is covered in other factsheets. The information in this factsheet is […]

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