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Help with travel and transport

In many cases, children with disabilities, older people and adults with disabilities will be able to get help with their travel costs. If you are unable to use buses, trams and trains, other help may be available.  People with health…

Home environment and dementia

The way your home is designed and laid out can have a big impact on someone with dementia. Symptoms of memory loss, confusion and difficulty learning new things means that someone with dementia may forget where they are, where things…

Homecare

Help at home from a carer Having a carer come to visit you in your home can make a huge difference to your life, especially if you have difficulty walking or getting around. It can help you stay living independently…

Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit is a benefit that helps with the cost of rent if you have a low income. It's administered by your local authority. It can be paid whether you're in council or private housing, and you can claim it…

Housing options

Thinking about moving home, to somewhere that is easier to look after, or better suited to your needs, is a big decision.  These pages give you some information about the choices you have.  You may be able to make small…

How to get NHS help for incontinence

If you have incontinence, don't be embarrassed about getting medical help. The symptoms can be improved, and sometimes cured, with simple methods. Almost half (45%) of all people with incontinence wait at least five years before they get help, according to Karen Logan, a consultant…

How to look after your heart

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK's biggest killer, causing around 73,000 deaths every year. That's an average of 200 people every day, or one every seven minutes. Almost 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women die from coronary heart disease,…

The importance of exercise as you get older

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic, and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They're paying a…

Keeping your weight up in later life

As you get older, you may start to lose weight, either through illness or loss of appetite. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important, and there are steps you can take to gain weight healthily. If you're underweight or have lost weight suddenly or…

Life with a disability

Disabled people are often talked about as though they form one group. But every disabled person faces different challenges and health conditions. The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that has…