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Independent Age - Your Guide to a Stess-Free Christmas

Whether or not you choose to celebrate Christmas, it can bring extra challenges, both financial and emotional. We’ve launched a new guide ‘Your guide to a stress-free Christmas' to help you or a loved one. It covers:  Staying on top of things with tips on…

Independent Age - Home Care

Independant Age have several factsheets about home care: First steps in getting help with your care needs - If you’re finding it difficult to manage everyday tasks, you may be entitled to help from your local council’s adult social services department. The first step is an…

Independent Age - Support for carers

This factsheet explains what benefits, services and support are available to help carers.

Suicide Prevention

Norfolk County Council have launched a series of resources to help support individuals considering ending their life. The ‘Safety Plan Diary’ and ‘Keeping Safe’ guides are based on advice and experiences of survivors of suicide and their families to offer practical help for individuals and…

Independent Age - Getting help at home

Whether you need some help to care for yourself, changes to your home to make it more suitable, or just a hand with household chores, there are places you can find help. This guide looks at: Getting help with household chores Equipment and adaptations to…

Buying a pet - General advice

What to consider when buying a pet Buying a pet can be a very exciting time, but it can be an overwhelming decision. It's one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Some pets will outlive their owners; for example, tortoises can live for over 70 years. Think about the…

The 'male menopause'

Some men develop depression, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and other physical and emotional symptoms when they reach their late 40s to early 50s. Other symptoms common in men this age are: mood swings and irritability loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to…

Independent Age - Choosing Disability Equipment

Disability equipment can help to keep you independent at home and in the community, whether you need a stairlift, a scooter or just some helpful gadgets. Independent Age have produced a factsheet which explains some of the options, things to consider when buying your equipment, and…

Independent Age - Technology to help you at home

Technology to help you live independently at home is becoming increasingly common. It provides a convenient, discreet way to get help when you need it or to monitor your health. This factsheet looks at: Telecare – including devices such as personal alarms, smoke and temperature…

Independent Age - Choosing disability equipment

Disability equipment can help to keep you independent at home and in the community, whether you need an adjustable bed, a scooter or just some helpful gadgets. This factsheet explains some of the options, things to consider when buying your equipment, and help you might…