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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.

Loneliness

Older people are vulnerable to feelings of loneliness and isolation. We explain how to help yourself or someone you love who is feeling lonely.
Real-life stories
Sarah's story
Read Sarah’s story about her mother who stayed in a care home while her family were on holiday – she liked it so much, she never left.
Lesley's story
Read Lesley’s story about her father, Richard, who become isolated and lonely after a stroke. Extra care housing was the perfect solution.

Further reading

Scams aimed at older people

Read our guide on common scams and how to identify them. Plus, share it with relatives and friends, to help them keep ...

Technology around the home

There are many simple technological aids available to help make your life easier and safer, and to give you more peace ...

Safety around the home

Use our checklists as a starting point to think about the basic safety aspects of your home – such as lighting, ...