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Home care
Find out about care at home, adaptations and technology to help you stay independent in your own home for longer.
Financing care
Learn about funding options for home care, home adaptations and care homes, together with Attendance Allowance, gifting assets and Power of Attorney.
Housing options
Consider your options and learn about sheltered housing, retirement villages and care homes.
End of life
Guidance to help you through the emotional and practical steps of losing a loved one, from coping with bereavement to arranging a funeral.

Benefits for carers

If you are a carer you may be able to claim benefits such as Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Credit. We explain how to get assessed and what’s available.
Real-life stories
Daphne's story
Read Daphne’s story about caring for her husband for almost 40 years. She eventually had a carer’s assessment to see what help was available.
Jennifer's story
Read Jennifer’s story about caring for her mother, father and aunt, all who had various forms of dementia.
Cost of care and eligibility in England
Use our simple tool to find out how much care might cost in England and what financial support is available.

Further reading

What is a carer?

We explain what it means to be a carer and the many ways that the UK’s 6.5 million carers provide help and support.

Looking after yourself

If you care for a loved one, it can be easy to forget about your own needs. So, we’ve created a practical guide on ...

Taking a longer break from work

Find out what to do if you need a longer period of time off work, perhaps to provide end-of-life care or to cope with a ...