Preparing food is an important part of independent living. We give advice to ensure the kitchen remains as safe for older people as possible, with suggestions from fitting smoke alarms and gas detectors to checking that the taps close fully.

If you're wondering what kind of help would be best for your relative or friend, our Care advice tool can give you some guidance about housing options, day-to-day living arrangements and how to pay for care. 

Use our Care services directory to find care homes and domiciliary care anywhere in the UK. You can also find support groups for people affected by dementia.

In this guide

Useful organisations and websites

For safety in the kitchen we have collected in one place the most relevant organisations and charities for your reference. We explain who they are and give you phone numbers and website addresses.
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