Looking after your home can be expensive. But it’s really important for your safety and wellbeing to stay on top of things. It’s also a good idea to try to plan ahead so you can continue to live independently. You can get practical help to maintain your home and you might also be able to get help with costs.

Next steps

If you need to make repairs to your home, you may want to consider home adaptations that can help you continue to live independently and safely.

Our factsheet Paying for home maintenance and repairs has information about help and grants you could get.

If you’re thinking of taking out a loan to pay for home repairs and need advice, you can find a financial adviser through the Society of Later Life Advisers or Unbiased.

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