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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.

Hospital admissions & discharge

It’s an emotional time if a loved one is admitted to hospital. We explain what happens in a medical emergency and how to get the best care.
Real-life stories
Iris's story
Iris tells her story about her father who needed day and night care at home, and how she gave up work to care for her mother.
Care homes and support at home near you
Use our directory to find local care homes, home care agencies and carer support services across the UK.

Further reading

Getting a needs assessment

A needs assessment is crucial to getting the care support you need. Read our guidance for how to get one.

Domiciliary care options

If you’re finding it difficult to carry out personal care routines – such as washing or dressing – domiciliary ...

Why might care needs change?

We recommend ‘future proofing’ care plans and show how to deal with a gradual or sudden decline in mental or ...