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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.

Getting started with later life care

Deciding what to do about care in later life can feel overwhelming, but our practical, independent information can help you make the best choices at a difficult time.
Real-life stories
Read real-life stories about financing care at home, or in a care home, as well as Power of Attorney and benefits that are available.
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Care homes and support at home near you
Use our directory to find local care homes, home care agencies and carer support services across the UK.

Further reading

Care home fees

Care home fees vary across the UK. It also depends on the type of care home you are looking for and your care needs.

Home care services

If you’re finding it difficult to manage, home care can provide the support you need to stay independent at home.

Personal alarms

Read about how personal alarms can help older people feel safer at home and remain independent for longer.