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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.


Downsizing is the process of moving into a smaller property. We explain the options, look at the pros and cons and help you prepare for the move.
Real-life stories
Mary's story
When Mary’s husband died, she decided to downsize to a bungalow. Read her story about finding the right new home and planning her move.
Keith's story
Read Keith and Rita’s story about sharing a home with her mother, Martha. The arrangement works well for the whole family.

Further reading

Living with family or a friend

There are many practical issues to consider, such as space, expectations of family life and the need for compromise ...