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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.

Needs assessment

If coping with daily tasks is becoming difficult in later life, the local authority will arrange a needs assessment. We explain what it is, eligibility and how to apply.
Real-life stories
Nigel's story
When Nigel’s mother’s needs changed he contacted the local authority to find out what NHS care and support was available. Read his story...
Home care near you
Use our directory to find local home care agencies anywhere across the UK.

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.

Discharge procedure

Being told your loved one is ready to leave hospital is really positive news. We tell you about the discharge plan and ...

Carer's assessment

If you care for someone it may be helpful to arrange a carer’s assessment to see if you’re eligible for support – ...