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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 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.

Financing home adaptations

Home adaptations can help an older person live independently and stay in their own home for longer. We explain possible funding options available.
Real-life stories
Frank's story
Read Frank’s story about the financial support he has had from his local authority to make home adaptations.
Brian's story
Read Brian’s story about caring for his mother, alongside his family, and how they’ve looked into local authority funding for home adaptations.
Use our calculator to find out how much you might pay a home care agency in your area and what financial support is available.

Further reading

Installing a stairlift

Find advice on stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, hand rails and walking sticks, and avoiding common hazards on stairways.

Grab rails

If you’re having difficulty at home because of poor balance or decreased mobility, consider installing grab rails.

Bathroom adaptations

We explain your options for making bathing easier – including walk-in baths, walk-in showers and wet rooms.