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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 on the practical and emotional aspects at the end of life, from planning end of life care to arranging a funeral and coping with bereavement.

Needs assessment

If coping with daily tasks is becoming difficult in later life, it's important to arrange a needs assessment from your local authority. We explain what it is, eligibility and how to apply.
Real-life stories
Nigel's story
When Nigel’s mother’s needs changed he contacted the local authority to find out what care and support was available. Read his story...
Use our directory to find local care homes, home care agencies and carer support services across the UK.

Further reading

What is a carer?

We explain what it means to be a carer and the many ways that the UK’s 6.5 million carers provide help and support.

Discharge from hospital

Being told your loved one is ready to leave hospital is really positive news. We tell you about the discharge plan and ...

Carer’s assessment

If you care for someone, you can arrange a carer’s assessment to find out if you’re eligible for support.