INFO: Age UK Factsheets

Age UK have a huge range of really useful Factsheets on their website – the list can be slightly overwhelming, but it’s worth a quick scan as you never know when one of them might come in useful:


FS27: Planning for your funeral (PDF 498 KB)

FS69: Water advice (PDF 326 KB)

FS82: Getting the best energy deal (PDF 761 KB)


FS5: Dental care – NHS and private treatment (PDF 447 KB)

FS16: Transgender issues and later life (PDF 570 KB)

FS20: NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care (PDF 1 MB)

FS37: Hospital discharge (PDF 818 KB)

FS44: NHS services (PDF 911 KB)

FS66: Resolving problems and making a complaint about NHS care (PDF 712 KB)

FS76: Intermediate care and reablement (PDF 316 KB)


FS1: Help with heating costs (PDF 609 KB)

FS2: Buying retirement housing (PDF 471 KB)

FS8: Council and housing association housing (PDF 584 KB)

FS9: Anti-social behaviour in housing (PDF 499 KB)

FS35: Tenancy rights – rent (PDF 449 KB)

FS63: Finding private rented accommodation (PDF 482 KB)

FS64: Specialist housing for older people (PDF 451 KB)

FS65: Equity release (PDF 454 KB)

FS67: Home improvements and repairs (PDF 552 KB)

FS68: Tenancy rights – security of tenure (PDF 570 KB)

FS71: Park homes (PDF 485 KB)

FS89: Homelessness (PDF 524 KB)

Income and benefits

FS12: Planning your retirement: money and tax (PDF 535 KB)

FS17: Housing Benefit (PDF 466 KB)

FS19: State Pension (PDF 508 KB)

FS21: Council Tax (PDF 344 KB)

FS34: Attendance Allowance (PDF 462 KB)

FS48: Pension Credit (PDF 508 KB)

FS49: Social Fund, Advances of Benefit and Local Welfare Provision (PDF 358 KB)

FS55: Carer’s Allowance (PDF 434 KB)

FS56: Benefits for people under Pension Credit age (PDF 503 KB)

FS61: Help with health costs (PDF 409 KB)

FS74: Challenging welfare benefit decisions (PDF 446 KB)

FS75: Dealing with debt (PDF 678KB)

FS87: Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance (PDF 493 KB)

FS91 Pension Freedom and benefits (PDF 463 KB)

FS7: Making a will (PDF 380 KB)

FS14: Dealing with an estate (PDF 507 KB)

FS22: Arranging for someone to make decisions on your behalf (PDF 642 KB)

FS25: Returning from abroad (PDF 644 KB)

FS43: Getting legal advice (PDF 653 KB)

FS62: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (PDF 551 KB)

FS78: Safeguarding older people from abuse and neglect (PDF 584 KB)

FS72: Advance decisions, advance statements and living wills (PDF 436 KB)

FS79: Equality, discrimination and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PDF 451 KB) 

Social care

FS6: Finding help at home (PDF 496 KB)

FS10: Paying for permanent residential care (PDF 528 KB)

FS24: Personal budgets and direct payments in social care (PDF 481 KB)

FS29: Finding, choosing and funding a care home (PDF 522 KB)

FS38: Property and paying for residential care (PDF 523 KB)

FS39: Paying for care in a care home if you have a partner (PDF 419 KB)

FS40: Deprivation of assets in social care (PDF 401 KB)

FS41: How to get care and support (PDF 593 KB)

FS42: Disability equipment and home adaptations (PDF 503 KB)

FS46: Paying for care and support at home (PDF 505 KB)

FS58: Paying for short-term and temporary care in a care home (PDF 370 KB)

FS59: How to resolve problems and complain about social care (PDF 491 KB)

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