Our need for closeness and intimacy doesn’t lessen with age. Dating and finding love in later life can be an unexpected pleasure. There’s a lot to consider, whether you’re starting to date, enjoying your sex life or thinking about making a formal commitment to someone.

Next steps

You can find legal specialists through the Law Society.

You might be able to get free initial legal advice through a Law Works legal advice clinic or from the Disability Law Service.

You could also contact Civil Legal Advice to find out whether your situation is covered by legal aid.

Cruse Bereavement Support has information about starting new relationships after a bereavement.

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