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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.

Independence in the home

There are many changes you can make to ensure your home is safe and suitable to your needs as you get older. Use our guide to help you.
Real-life stories
Susan's story
Susan and Linda’s mother has vascular dementia, but at 95 still lives at home – read their story.
Diane's story
Read Diane’s story about caring for her father, Jim, who has reduced mobility after a stroke and needed some help to stay independent at home.
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

Falls prevention

If your loved one has had a fall, there are things you can do to reduce the chances of it happening again.

Domiciliary care options

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