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.

Dealing with an estate (Factsheet 14)

When a person dies, somebody has to deal with their estate, collecting in the money, property and possessions, paying any debts and then distributing the estate to those entitled to it. This factsheet provides information for personal representatives on h

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Dealing with Debt

Information and advice about legal rights of people who have debts, and the prorections from people who are demanding payment of money. It covers problems with rent, mortgage, council tax, hire purchase, utilities, loans, credit, and bailiffs

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Dealing with depression

As we get older, changes in our lives, such as bereavement, illness or retirement, can make us more vulnerable to depression or anxiety. If you do experience depression, you’re not alone. Depression affects around one in five older people, and two in

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Dealing with Someone Else’s Affairs

Describes the arrangements that must be made to help with, or take over, the management of someone else’s affairs. It’s aimed at relatives and carers of people who can no longer cope on their own with financial affairs

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Dealing with Someone’s Estate

When a person dies, somebody has to arrange the funeral and deal with their estate (the money, property and possessions owned by the person who has dies). This factsheet provides information on ways in which the money may be collected, the debts paid and

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Dee Park Active Retirement Club – Age Concern Berkshire

Case Study 27 addresses issues of social interaction and isolation, and the promotion of an active and healthier lifestyle

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Delivering Adaptations

Explains how HIAs can help giving case studies, minor adaptations & schemes, and costs & benefits

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Delivering End of Life Care in Housing with Care Settings

The aim of this factsheet is to raise awareness among housing with care practitioners and providers of the current agendas and developments in practice around end of life care. Factsheet 18

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Delivering Housing Adaptations for Disabled People: a good practice guide

A joint ODPM & DoH good practice guide for local authorities. It advises on how they can establish a quality service to deliver adaptations to the homes of disabled people to meet their needs and statutory entitlements

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Delivering housing for an ageing population – Informing housing strategies and planning policies

This report sets out the key issues facing all those involved in planning the housing supply, and in planning for communities, for an ageing Britain over the next decade and beyond. It is intended for use primarily by planners, commissioners, and housing

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Delivering Housing for an Ageing Population: informing housing strategies and housing policies

This guide is intended for housing commissioners and providers, and examines what type of housing is needed for an ageing population

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Demand Management

Good practice guide for Home Improvement Agencies on demand management. Promotes good practice and need for strategies to manage increasing demand.

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Dementia Care Partnership: More Than Brick and Mortar

Case Study 30 describes Dementia Care Partnership’s services and approach

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Dementia: supporting people with dementia and their carers

Written for people with dementia and their carers. It explains the NICE and SCIE guideline. Aims to help people understand the support and treatment options that should be available in the NHS and social care.

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Dental care: NHS and private treatment (Factsheet 5)

This factsheet explains what you can expect if you receive NHS dental treatment, the charging system for NHS treatment and what you can do if you are dissatisfied with the care you receive. It also briefly looks at private dental treatment.

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Depression

Explanation of what depression is, its symptoms, the causes, why it is so common in older people, the relationship between depression & dementia, and available treatment.

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Depression in the Elderly

Information about depression, the symtpoms and treatment for older people and their carers

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Design Principles for Extra Care

Essential basic information about key design principles and issues to consider when designing and developing a brief for a new Extra Care Scheme

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Developing a Housing and Community Care Strategy for Older People: A Do It Yourself Guide

A guide for housing providers to develop strategies for joint housing and community care for older people.

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Developing and implementing Local Extra Care Housing Strategies

The guide is designed to help local authorities develop a strategy with regard to Extra Care housing

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Developing Extra Care Housing for Black and Minority Ethnic Elders

Focus on issues around providing specific extra care housing for BME elders. Assessment checklist for commissioners and providers to consider when developing extra care strategies.

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Developing Extra Care Housing in Cheshire through public/private finance: the PFI route

Case Study 23 examines the way Cheshire County Council have developed robust partnerships to develop Extra Care Housing and made best use of public/private finance to meet their strategic objectives.

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Developing integrated, impartial information and advice about housing and related care and finance: A guide for commissioners

This guide is based on the experience of EAC FirstStop working with local FirstStop partners. It offers commissioners model clauses which can be used in specifications describing services providing housing and related care and finance advice for people in

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Diagnosis and Assessment (Dementia)

The process of assessment & diagnosis of dementia, it’s importance, and what happens

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Did you know

Factsheet containing facts about visual impairment

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Digital Switchover questions and answers

This briefing outlines the changes in television signals, what it means, the options, and timescales.

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Digital Unite

Digital Unite (formerly Hairnet) is an independent computer training company specialising in older people. The website has useful links for older people on education & employment, organisations & societies, & websites for the over 50’s.

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Dignity in Housing

This report and accompanying checklist takes a detailed look at policy and practice in relation to achieving dignity in a housing setting

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Direct Payments for Personal Assistance in Hampshire

Housing Lin case study no 10 – Example of a well-established Direct Payments service, managed by Hampshire County Council in partnership with users of direct payments, carers and voluntary sector support agencies.

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Direct Payments from social work

This explains the payments that can be made by Social Work Departments, so that individual people can arrange their own care to meet the needs that they’ve been assessed as having. It explains what Direct Payments are and what they can be used for.

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Directory of Housing Advice and Information Services for Older People

A handy booklet that aims to help older people and their advisors locate the right housing advice service.

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Disability and Ageing: Your Rights to Social Services

Aims to help people find out if they have a right to social services because they are elderly or have a disability.

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Disability benefits: Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a non means-tested benefit for people who have long term physical or mental health problems. This factsheet explains who can apply for Attendance Allowance and how to do it.

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Disability benefits: Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment

Disability Living Allowance is a non means-tested benefit for people who have long-term physical or mental health problems. Personal Independence Payment has replaced Disability Living Allowance from 2013 for people who are aged under 65 making a new

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Disability benefits: Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance

Personal Independence Payment is a non means-tested benefit for people aged under 65 who have long-term physical or mental health problems. It is gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance.

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Disability equipment and home adaptations (Factsheet 42)

This factsheet covers the help you can get from the local authority to manage your daily tasks at home through the provision of specially designed equipment or home adaptations. It should be read in conjunction with Age UK’s other relevant factsheets

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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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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for a Person Aged 16 or Over

If you have a severe physical or mental illness or disability and need help for more than 6 months you may be able to claim a Disability Living Allowance (DLA). These webpages describe what the DLA is, how to find out if you are eligible and how you can

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Disabled Living Foundation

This website offers information about the right type of equipment that will help you manage your household chores and day-to-day living without having to depend on other people. There are a number of factsheets that you can download, including those on f

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Divorce and Separation

Explanation of the legal position for people who are married and are considering divorce or separtion

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Domestic Violence : A guide to Civil Remedies and Criminal Sanctions

The guide sets out the civil remedies and criminal sanctions that are currently available through the courts to victims of domestic violence. It is intended for statutory And voluntary sector service providers who deal with the impact of DV

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Domestic Violence, Abuse and Harassment

This leaflet tells you about your legal rights if you are suffering any sort of abuse in your home from other members of your family. It also tells you how to get practical help to protect you.

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Domiciliary Care National Minimum Standards : Regulations

The criteria on which domiciliary care agencies (including LA provision & NHS Trusts) are assessed. Domiciliary care agencies provide personal care to people in their own homes, and they need to meet the required standards.

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Domicillary Care

A good practice guide on domicillary care for sheltered housing staff

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Drug-Induced Parkinsonism

Describes what it is, what drugs can cause it, characteristics and progression of drug-induced Parkinsonism

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Drugs and Arthritis

Information about medication used to treat arthritis

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Duddon Mews Extra Care Scheme for People with Mental Health Problems and Physical Frailty in Cumbria

Case Study 36 describes a small extra care scheme and day centre targeted primarily at older people with dementia.

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Durham Integrated Team

Case Study 19 is a practical guide to help managers in social care, health (primary care) and housing to develop integrated teams and improve services.

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