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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.

An older woman looking at paperworkState Pension
If you've reached State Pension age, you could get a regular payment from the government towards your retirement income. Read our webpage to see what you could get and how to claim it.
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 man chatting with a womanMaking a will
It's important to make sure your will is up to date. By planning ahead, you get to decide what happens to your money and property.
A group of men talkingMental health
Like physical health, you should take care of your mental health too. Visit our mental health hub for advice on where you can get help and how to manage any problems.
Two women reading an Independent Age guideOur free advice guides
Our award-winning information guides cover a range of subjects. Download them or order printed copies.

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:

Unseen woman working out financesWhat does the new financial year mean for me?
Read about the main changes for the new financial year, including changes to benefit rates, tax allowances and the State Pension.
Sad woman at a windowTime to grieve: The facts
Find out about our campaign Time to Grieve which is calling on the government to increase access to emotional support following a bereavement.
A woman using a tabletCan you spot a scam?
Scams often share common features. Try our quiz to find out if you're scamwise.

Regular phone calls and visits from Independent Age

At Independent Age, we offer telephone befriending and volunteer visiting services to reduce isolation among older people.