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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.

Retirement villages

Retirement villages are a popular way for older people to downsize. Our guide explains what they are, and the pros and cons of choosing this option.
Real-life stories
Anne's story
Read Anne’s story about her parents moving from a large house more than 150 miles from her, to local sheltered housing.
Charlie's story
Read Charlie’s story about the range of care options he’s arranged and considered for his parents, including sheltered housing.

Further reading


We explain what cohousing is, how communities work and the pros and cons for older people living in such a community.