If your relative is already receiving help – using domiciliary services or living in extra care sheltered housing, for example – it is likely that the care he or she requires will change over time. Here we look at ways in which this may happen and offer solutions to help support you.

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

Real-life stories

Useful organisations and websites

For dealing with changing care needs 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.
Learn more about Useful organisations and websites