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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.

Talking about care options

Our guide offers advice about effective communication, to help you to have a conversation with a loved one about future home care and housing options.
Real-life stories
Geoff's story
Read Geoff’s story about looking after his mother, first in his home with his wife, and then by arranging for her move to a care home.
Elizabeth's story
Elizabeth had open and honest discussions about care options with her parents well before their needs changed – read her story.
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

Planning respite care

We explain the importance of planning ahead, how to access local authority respite care and things to consider when ...

What is dementia?

We explain spotting the signs of dementia symptoms and the main types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s and vascular ...

Paying for a care home

We explain options for paying for a care home, from local authority support to paying yourself, known as self-funding, ...