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Do you need support at home?
The Care Act
Ron's story

Do you need support at home?

The first step is to contact your council. Find out if you might qualify for their support, and what you can expect from them in our factsheet:

Assessment and care services from your local council in England

The Care Act

The Care Act in England has changed the way social care support and funding works. Some of the changes have taken effect from 1 April - read our factsheet:

What does the Care Act mean for me?


Ron's story

Just a month after losing his beloved wife, 88-year-old Ron had a fall which left him completely immobile. Ron became very lonely but, fortunately, got in touch with Independent Age and has since found good friends in his volunteer visitors and their families.

Find out how Independent Age's befriending services have improved life for Ron.

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