Advice for later life

You don’t have to be retired yourself to pick up great tips. This is a fantastic resource for relatives, volunteers, healthcare workers and anyone closely involved with older people.

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Moneywise

Money can be tight at times, especially once we retire and find ourselves living on a fixed income while our fuel bills, travel costs and general living expenses go up every year. Yet many older people are missing out on hundreds of pounds of entitlements

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The State Pension

This factsheet explains what the State Pension is, who is eligible for it, and how much you can expect to get. Big changes to the State Pension were introduced in April 2016, so make sure you know if and how these will affect you.

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Help with health costs

There are a number of benefits and entitlements available to help older people with the cost of healthcare, such as prescription costs, dental treatment, eye tests and travel to hospital. This factsheet looks at what is available, who is eligible, and how

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Extra help at home

Extra help at home is packed with the facts and tips you need to stay independent in the home you love and stop your relatives worrying.

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Carers Allowance

You may not think of yourself as a carer, but if you look after someone else you might qualify for extra money to help meet your costs. This factsheet explains what Carer’s Allowance is, who can get it and how to claim.

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Living with dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia can come as a shock. This factsheet explains more about the different types of dementia and the help available to you to support and maintain your independence. It also contains helpful information about dementia for your fam

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Summer Wise

Getting through a heat wave

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