Care and support at home Assessment and funding

This guide explains how your council will assess whether you need care and support at home and whether you qualify for help towards the costs.

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Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction helps people who are on a low income with the costs of the Council Tax bill for their normal home. It can be claimed whether you own or rent your home and regardless of whether you are working, unemployed, retired or a carer.

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Warm and Well

You probably already know quite a lot about staying warm in your home and how to cope with a Scottish winter; this guide aims to give information about ideas and options you may not have come across before to help you manage even better in the winter to come.

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Older homeowners help with repairs improvements and adaptations

If you are a homeowner, help may be available towards the costs of repairs or adaptations to your home depending on your circumstances. This leaflet covers common issues but if you would like to talk to us about your own individual circumstances, call the Age Scotland helpline and we can discuss your options.

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Housing Options a guide for older people in Scotland

The main housing options available across Scotland are: • Staying in your current home and adapting it to your needs. • Buying or renting a smaller/more suitable property. • Sheltered accommodation (retirement housing). • A care home. • Moving in with family. • Abbeyfield homes. • Park homes (residential caravans). • Co-housing. This guide provides […]

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Rights for council and housing association tenants

Basic information about the rights of council and housing association tenants, including security of tenure, re-possession, improvements, repairs, complaints

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Disability Equipment and how to get it

It is aimed at people who may need help to manage more easily or safely around the home, and gives information about ways to access equipment in Scotland

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Moving into Rented Housing

Information for people who are considering moving into rented accommodation. It covers issues relevant to local authority, housing association, and private landlords, and it includes information on the recent changes to the law in Scotland for privately rented housing.

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