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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.

Carers & caring real-life stories

Read real-life stories about being a carer, the benefits available to you, talking about care options and taking a break when you need one.

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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.

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 ...