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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.

Scams & older people

In this guide we explain common phone, postal, doorstep and online scams, and give advice on how to protect yourself against them.
Real-life stories
Isobel's story
Read Isobel’s story about her mother, Evelyn, who was caught out by postal and phone scams losing more than £80,000 over 20 years.
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

Causes of loneliness

Older people can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of loneliness and isolation. We explain why you may be affected ...

Reading and writing

Read about the benefits of reading and writing as you get older, and how to incorporate them into your daily routine.

How to get help for loneliness

Most people who feel lonely want to increase the quality or quantity of contact with other people. Read about ways to ...