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Information NOW is the information and advice website for people over 50 in Newcastle, their families and carers. We want to help you stay informed, make choices, be independent and have an excellent quality of life. We hope you find the answers you’re looking for. You can browse our information by category, organisation or by searching the website.

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  • The Social Fund
    What is the Social Fund? In April 2013 the Social Fund was abolished and each local council has set up its own schem... Read more
  • Bereavement Benefit
    What is Bereavement Benefit? Bereavement Benefit is a payment that may be made following the death of a spouse.... Read more
  • Power of Attorney
    What is Power of Attorney? As you get older, there might be a number of reasons why you may need someone to make dec... Read more
  • Wills
    Do I need a will? It is very important that you make a will, even if you don’t think that you have much money or m... Read more
  • Making Decisions (Mental Capacity)
    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects anyone over the age of 16 years old and will apply in all sorts of decisions, for... Read more
  • Where to get legal advice
    The information on this website is for general guidance on your rights and responsibilities and is not legal advice... Read more

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