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Information and advice

Information and advice

Our information can help you get the most out of older age. Read about topics including saving money, getting help at home, staying independent and planning for the future.

Man wearing hat and scarfStaying well in winter
Winter can be a difficult time, with cold weather and long dark nights. Follow our tips for staying healthy and make sure you claim all the benefits you're entitled to. Our new checklists can help you prepare.
An older woman on the phoneIs there any extra money I could be claiming?
Do you know what benefits you might be able to claim? Read about some of the key ones available to older people
An older woman reading an Independent Age guideOur free advice guides
Our award-winning information guides cover a range of subjects. Download them or order printed copies.
Is there help I can get to pay my Council Tax?Is there help I can get to pay my Council Tax?
There are quite a few discounts available for Council Tax, so it’s worth checking you’re paying the right amount
An older man using a laptopCan you spot a scam?
Scams often share common features. Try our quiz to find out if you're scamwise.

The information and advice on these pages applies to England. A lot of it will still be relevant to you but we have some other suggestions if you are looking for advice that is specific to other parts of the UK.

If you’re in Wales, contact Age Cymru for information and advice.
In Scotland, contact Age Scotland.
In Northern Ireland, contact Age NI.

We are committed to providing high quality information, and are clear about how we produce our information to make sure it is accurate and trustworthy.

If you have any queries about the content of these pages, please email advice@independentage.org

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