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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.

Care home finance

We explain all you need to know about how to pay for a care home. This covers the wide range of care home fees, how to get local authority funding and tips on how to cover the costs if you’re self-funding.
Real-life stories
Andrew's story
Read Andrew’s story about finding the perfect care home for his mother and how he learnt about the different funding options.
Pamela's story
When Pamela’s mother needed to move to a care home, the main priority was finding a home that she would be happy in.
Use our calculator to find out the cost of a care home in your area and what financial support is available.

Further reading

Residential care homes

Find out what's provided at a residential care home, how to find homes near you and what life is like in a care home.

Pros and cons of care homes

We look at the practical benefits of care homes, including safety and 24-hour help, and at the potential downsides, too.