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Home care
Find out about care at home, adaptations and technology to help you stay independent in your own home for longer.
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 to help you through the emotional and practical steps of losing a loved one, from coping with bereavement to arranging a funeral.

Talking about care options

Use our guide to help kick-start those difficult conversations about care options - we look at how to approach the subject and tactfully develop the conversation.
Real-life stories
Geoff's story
Read Geoff’s story about looking after his mother, first in his home with his wife, and then by arranging for her move to a care home.
Elizabeth's story
Elizabeth had open and honest discussions about care options with her parents well before their needs changed – read her story.
Cost of care and eligibility in England
Use our simple tool to find out how much care might cost in England and what financial support is available.

Further reading

Planning respite care

The importance of planning ahead, how to access local authority respite care and choosing respite care.

What is dementia?

We explain how to spot the signs of dementia and the main types, including Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.

Home care options

If you’re finding it difficult to wash or get dressing, home care can provide the extra support that you need.