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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.

Taking a break from caring

We explain the respite care options available, how to choose and pay for this type of care, and the benefits it offers you and the person you care for.
Real-life stories
Hubert's story
Read Hubert’s story about the 12 years he cared for his wife, who suffered from advancing dementia.
Ken's story
Read Ken’s story about his mother-in-law, Elizabeth, and how after a stay in respite care her needs were assessed and she stayed in the home.
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

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 – ...