Why might care needs change?
We recommend ‘future proofing’ care plans and show how to deal with a gradual or sudden decline in mental or physical health.
How to identify that care needs have changed
We provide a checklist of questions to ask your loved one and their carers, if you have concerns that their care needs have changed.
It can be difficult to broach a subject that might upset a loved one - a little planning should help.
If you care for someone, you can arrange a carer’s assessment to find out if you’re eligible for support.
If you care for someone for more than 35 hours a week, find out if you could apply for Carer’s Allowance.
Cost of care and eligibility in England
Use our calculator to find out how much care might cost and what financial support is available.
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.
Our guide explores home adaptations to help you continue to live independently, from fitting ramps, stairlifts and grab rails to bathroom adaptations.
Benefits & pensions
The government provides a range of benefits and allowances for older people. Here, we explain what’s on offer, who is eligible and how to apply.
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