Coping with bereavement

When someone dies, it can be a devastating experience, but you don’t have to go through it alone. This guide looks at how you might be feeling and where you can look for support when you need it.

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Your assets and the financial assessment for care home fees

If you need help from the council to pay care home fees, this factsheet looks at what happens if you transfer your property, spend large sums of money or do anything else to reduce your assets before moving into a care home. If the council thinks you did

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Technology to help you at home

Technology to help you live independently at home is becoming increasingly common. It provides a convenient, discreet way to get help when you need it or to monitor your health. This factsheet looks at: Telecare – including devices such as personal

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If you’re feeling lonely

Most of us will feel lonely at some point but there are some experiences common in older age that can make it more likely. Independent Age’s new advice guide suggests things you could try which could help to reduce loneliness, as well as information ab

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How to stay socially connected

Social groups, activities and befriending services for older people.

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What to do after a death

There are certain things you will need to do when someone dies. This factsheet looks at the practical things that will need to be done and in roughly what order, as well as where to look for advice.

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Assessment and care services from your local council

If you’re finding it difficult to manage everyday tasks at home, you have a right to ask your council’s adult social services department to assess your support needs. This factsheet explains how to ask for a care needs assessment and what support servi

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Paying care home top-up fees

This factsheet explains when you or someone else – such as a relative, friend or charity – might have to pay a ‘top-up’ fee for you to stay in the care home of your choice. These rules apply if your place in a care home is being funded partly or fully by

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