Information & downloads concerning caring for the elderly. Either browse using the A-Z listing, or enter keywords to locate specific items. Alternatively you can browse for information by subject matter, or by publisher.

Back Pain

The causes of back pain and what can help to relieve it

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Balanced Retirement Communities? A case study of Westbury Fields

This study aims to explore the extent to which residents from a wide range of housing and care histories and socio-economic backgrounds can be integrated into a single retirement village community. Westbury Fields in North West Bristol is home to over

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Banking for People who lack capacity to make decisions

This document will help if a person is managing the financial and property affairs of someone who may lack capacity to look after some or all aspects of their own financial affairs. It gives guidance on how a bank account can be opened and money managed o

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Basic information about Housing Options Scotland

This leaflet provides information on the service provided by Housing Options Scotland.

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Beating the Blues

Looks at some of the things that might make you feel sad and ways of coming to terms with them. It also tells you how to recognise the difference between feeling down and being depressed and how to get help.

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Being Winter Wise

According to our 2015 poll around one-third of people in the UK aged 65 and over do not heat their home adequately some, most, or all of the time in winter because they worry about paying fuel bills. The implications of this can be severe. Being cold i

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Benefits – going into Hospital

A chart that identifies how the length of time spent in hospital will affect payment of welfare benefits

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Benefits for people aged 60 or over

State pension age. Retirement pension. Other benefits. Winter fuel payments. Appointees & agents for disabled people. How much they are & how to claim

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Benefits for people of retirement age (FS12)

This factsheet summarises the main benefits available to people in retirement from the Department of Work and Pensions or the local council.

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Benefits for people under Pension Credit 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 care

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Bereavement

Emotional & practical information & advice help to deal with the death of someone close. It includes Registration, the funeral, coping with grief, administration of the estate, and it includes useful organisation contacts

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Best Value in housing

Describes what best value is about, and what local authorities are required to do

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Best Value in Housing : a guide for tenants and residents

Information for Council tenants and leaseholders about Best Value

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Better Hearing

Provides information on what to do if you have hearing loss.

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Better Sight

General advice on eye tests and glasses plus guidance for people with more serious sight loss.

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Beware of Bogus Callers

Doorstep salesmen can provide a valuable service, bringing shopping facilities to your home. Unfortunately, not all callers are welcome or genuine. This information sheet explains your rights when shopping from home and how to avoid falling victim to co

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Bexley Home Fit Scheme

A housing options scheme offering help and assistance to older homeowners who wish to move to smaller accommodation or are moving into a care home.

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Bexley Staying Put

A Home Improvement Agency for older, vulnerable and disabled residents of Bexley, offering help and advice on home repairs, improvements and adaptations. Helping to maintain safe and independent living.

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Beyond Sheltered Accommodation : A review of extra care and care home provision for BME elders

Details information from the desk research stage of a proposed “Review of service provision for a changing, diverse older population in England : Extra care housing and care homes”.

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Bladder and Bowel Weakness

If you have accidental leakage of urine or bowel motion, this leaflet may help you to understand why, and give you some ideas on how to tackle the problem.

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Blue Badge Holders

Basic parking rules for Blue Badge Holders in London

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BME Older People’s Joint Service Initiative – Analysis and Evaluation of Current Strategies

Case Study 20 is a summary of the full Report on Health, Housing and Social Services Policies in Sheffield towards BME older people, partly funded by the Housing LIN

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Board Assurance Prompt – specialised housing for older people

This report from Housing LIN in partnership with Nigel Appleton of Contact Consulting and the GGI (Good Governance Institute) focuses on the role of technology within sheltered and supported housing schemes to assist older people. It aims to encourage

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Bogus callers

Advice on how to prevent being conned by bogus callers

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Breaking the Mould – Re-visioning older people’s housing

An alternative view, expectations, new housing models, business opportunities, care support,

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Briefing: Care Act Guidance – Making the Connection to Housing

The Care Act 2014 set out the framework for the future provision of adult social care. Rge Departtment of Health has now published the Care and Support Statutory Guidance & associated Regulations, which will come into effect on 15 April 2015. Housing a

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Brighter Futures

A Report On Research into Provision for Persons with Dementia in Residential Homes, Nursing Homes and Sheltered Housing

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British Heart Foundation

We have over 170 Furniture and Electrical stores across the UK selling sofas, dining sets, beds, plus much more, at incredible prices! Why not pop down to your local store today and find a bargain?

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British Red Cross website – short term support for independent living

Information about the short term support that the British Red Cross can help with, I.e. care in the home, medical equipment loans, transport & escort assistance, therapeutic massage, and skin camouflage treatment.

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Building Blocks for Real Time Advice and Information

A review of available sources of information and advice to help older people make informed choices about their housing and care.

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Burglary

Information and advice for people who have been the victims of burglary, including practical tips and explanation of how Victim Support can help

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Business Planning for Home Improvement Agencies

Good practice guide for Home Improvement Agencies on business planning

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Buying & Selling Property – your legal rights

Information for people buying or selling property. It includes estates agents, offers, exchange of contract, completion, what the price should include, problems with solicitors, conveyancers & surveys, buying a new build home, leasehold and freehold prope

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Buying a Funeral Plan

Explains what pre-paid funeral plans are, and what to look for in buying one.

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Buying a PC

Information and advice about buying a PC. It covers issues to consider, where to buy a pc, thinking about your needs, and it has useful a glossary of terms

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Buying a retirement property (FS17)

For many people, retirement and sheltered housing allows you to retain the independence of having your own front door whilst having the reassurance of additional services and assistance close by. This factsheet discusses the key things to be aware of

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Buying Goods or Services at Home

Explains your rights when shopping from home and how to avoid falling victim to cons and scams. Includes information about doorstep selling, bogus callers, and buying by mail order, phone, & internet.

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Buying Retirement Housing

Describes retirement housing, (also known as sheltered housing), explains some of the rights that purchasers have and highlights some things to consider when buying retirement housing.

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Buying Retirement Housing (Factsheet 2)

This factsheet provides information for people who are considering buying retirement housing. It covers management of retirement schemes, what services may be provided and what you will have to pay for. It briefly explains your rights and responsibilities

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