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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.

Taking a break from caring

We explain the respite care options available, how to choose and pay for this type of care, and the benefits it offers you and the person you care for.
Real-life stories
Hubert's story
Read Hubert’s story about the 12 years he cared for his wife, who suffered from advancing dementia.
Ken's story
Read Ken’s story about his mother-in-law, Elizabeth, and how after a stay in respite care her needs were assessed and she remained in the care home.
Use our directory to find local care homes, home care agencies and carer support services across the UK.

Further reading

Carer’s assessment

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