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.

Gardening

For many people of all ages, gardening provides pleasure, exercise and a reason for going outside. This information sheet offers advice on planning a garden to suit your needs, tools to help in the garden, gardening indoors, safety in the garden and pra

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Gardening & Arthritis

Information for people with arthritis who wish to do gardening.

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Gardening webpage

comprehensive webpage about gardening, offering special features such as basics, design, identification of plants, regional gardening tips, and seasonal advice etc

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Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

This report by ILC-UK, commissioned by McCarthy and Stone, explores older peoples’ attitudes towards moving, the pros and cons of downsizing and provides evidence to help inform the public debate about the role of housing stock held by older people. While

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Get involved

Reasons for doing voluntary work, and opportunities available through WRVS

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Get it Right from the Start

A guide for organisations that use volunteers, promoting the need for volunteer policies as the key to diverse volunteer involvement

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Get Wheelchair Wise

A guide to public transport for wheelchair users : basic facts and advice

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Getting care services at home

This factsheet explains what to look for when you’re choosing home care, what to expect from it and how to complain if you’re not satisfied with the service you receive.

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Getting help

Wide range of information for carers, including what they can expect from local Social Services and Health Services, ideas for getting around, a health quiz, equipment & shopping, Welfare Benefits check, support for black & minority ethnic carers, and hel

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Getting help from your doctor – a guide for people worried about their memory, people with dementia, and carers

This guide covers dementia specialists, the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and memory problems. It includes advice for carers and services that can help.

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Getting legal advice (Factsheet 43)

This factsheet helps you to get the legal help you need, including legal information and advice on civil matters (where you have a dispute with another individual or organisation). It does not cover criminal matters. It covers free advice from local an

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Getting legal advice (FS18)

There are many reasons why you may want to seek legal advice. For example: if you are buying a house, making a will or setting up arrangements to manage relative’s financial affairs. When choosing an advisor it is important to check they have experience i

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Getting on: A quick reference guide to services for people with a visual impairment

Information about the services for sight impaired people, and how to access them. Includes needs assessment, money, housing, consumer services, transport, leisure etc

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Getting to Grips with Manual Handling

Explanation of the common problems associated with manual handling, and setting out of best practice in dealing with them.

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Going on Holiday

Advice for carers about planning for & going on holiday with someone who has Dementia

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Going to Live Abroad

This general guide contains tips and sources of information for people who are considering moving to live abroad.

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Good Housing Design – Lighting: A practical guide to improving lighting in existing homes

Better lighting at home can make a dramatic difference to people’s lives. This Good Practice Guide explains how to improve lighting to meet the needs of people with sight loss. It will be useful to anyone supporting others to live independently in the

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Good Neighbour or Professional: The grey areas in the Scheme Managers role

Report of a day workshop held by and for professionals examining the ‘grey areas’ in the job roles of scheme managers of sheltered housing as experienced by themselves, and a suggested Guide for Good Practice.

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Grants from Charities for People on a Low Income

If you’re on a low income, you may be eligible for financial help from charities and other organisations to help you purchase essential items. This factsheet explains the types of help you could get and how to find an organisation that may be able to assi

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Growing Older Together: The Case for Housing that is Shaped and Controlled by Older People

This Housing LIN Case Study Report shows how collaborative models of service delivery for older people are now being widely adopted in the heath and care sectors and suggests that housing could do more to embrace this. And with an increasing interest in b

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Guide to Later Life

An accessible, open and friendly book that aims to help tackle in negativity and inertia that often accompanies talking about planning for older age.

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Guide to Procuring Care and Support Services

Guide designed to help non-procurement professionals who need to procure (or pruchase) services for older people who need care and support. It is particularly relevant for local authority staff and for other public bodies.

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Guide to Retirement Villages in the UK

A guide to 150 housing developments designed for older people and described by their developers / managers as Retirement Villages.

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Guide to Supporting People for front line staff

A general overview of the Supporting People regime, describing what it is, the funding changes, formal structures, reviews, monitoring and charging

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Guide to the Right to Acquire

Explanation, step by step, of the scheme giving eligible tenants of Registered Social Landlords the legal right to buy the home they currently rent. Effective from January 2005.

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Guide to User Involvement for Organisations Providing Housing Related Support Services.

Summary of an ODPM publication that promotes the involvement of service users in all aspects of housing related support services. It describes how opportunities for user involvement can be developed, promotes good practice and gives examples of these. It

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Guiding

Practical information and tips about guiding someone who is blind or partially sighted

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