Opportunity Age : Meeting the challenge of ageing in the 21st century

A strategy document setting out Governments approach in three areas – age and the workforce; promoting active ageing; and developing services which promote independence and wellbeing.

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What to do after a death in England & Wales

A guide to what must be done following the death of someone, and the help that is available

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What to do after a death in Scotland: social security supplement

A guide about the financial aspects of death, benefits and help available

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The Social Fund

This explains that the Social Fund is for people on low incomes, and can give grants or loans to help obtain important essential things, like heating costs, funerals, household items, clothing & footware, urgent safety costs.

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Sick or Disabled

A basic guide to benefits and tax credits for people of all ages with a physical or mental illness – and for people who look after them

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Separated or divorced?

A basic guide to benefits and tax credits for people who are separated or divorced

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Caring for someone?

A basic guide to Carer’s Allowance, Income support. Pension Credit, Protecting your Basis State Pension, and other help for carers

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A helping hand

How someone with an illness or disability can get help to collect or deal with social security benefits

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