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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.


Older people can be vulnerable to feelings of loneliness and isolation. We explain how to help yourself or someone you love who is feeling lonely.
Real-life stories
Sarah's story
Read Sarah’s story about her mother who stayed in a care home while her family were on holiday – she liked it so much, she never left.
Lesley's story
Read Lesley’s story about her father, Richard, who become isolated and lonely after a stroke. Extra care housing was the perfect solution.

Further reading

Scams aimed at older people

Our guide on common scams and how to identify them. Share it with relatives and friends to keep one step ahead.

Safety around the home

Use our checklists to review the basic safety aspects of your home – such as lighting, heating, power and furniture.

Keeping the brain active

Cognitive exercise can help us maintain our mental health as we age. It can also help people with dementia.