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Pharmacy services

What to expect from your pharmacist Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare. They are experts in medicines and will use their clinical expertise, together with their practical knowledge to advise you on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as…

Independent Age Factsheet - The State Pension

Applying for the State Pension may seem like a confusing process – Independent Age's recently updated factsheet 'The State Pension' has useful information on what the State Pension is, who is eligible for State Pension and how to apply for it.Big changes to the State Pension were introduced…

Independent Age - Women and State Pension Age

Independent Age have created a new advice page on their website for women born in the 1950s who are badly affected by changes to the state pension age.

Independent Age - Help at home

Independent Age have produced information and guidance relating to having help at home. If you think you could benefit from some extra help at home, a good place to start is with a care needs assessment from the local council. This will look at the…

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 - Choosing a Care Home

Independent Age have published a checklist on how to choose a care home which you can download on their website. You can download this checklist and use it when you visit a care home. It doesn’t cover everything and you don’t have to answer all…

Independent Age - Grants and loans if you are on a low income

Independant Age have a website advice page on what help you may be eligible for if you are on a low income. The information includes:  What help you can get from your local council Short-term benefit advances Budgeting Loans and Budgeting Advances Funeral Payments

Independent Age - How to find the right care home

Independent Age have produced a free advice guide. Whether you're choosing a care home for yourself or a relative, finding the right information can be challenging. In this guide we look at what to consider and essential questions like location and cost, what you want from…

Independent Age - Choosing where to live

There are many reasons why you might be considering where to live as you get older. Health and mobility difficulties, changes to your household size, and a wish to be closer to family and friends, or to shops and services, are a few examples. This…

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is swelling (inflammation) of the tissue in one or both lungs. It's usually caused by a bacterial infection. At the end of the breathing tubes in your lungs are clusters of tiny air sacs. If you have pneumonia, these tiny sacs become inflamed and fill…
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