Questions we get asked the mostI’m struggling to live at home. Can I get help?Is there help I can get to pay my council tax?Is there help I can get to pay my rent?I need to find a care home - where do I start?
Making adaptations to your home can help you to live there independently for longer. Sometimes just a small adaptation can make a big difference.
There are many adaptations, products and services that can help you to continue living safely at home. You can get support to decide what you need and you might be eligible for help with costs.
Although burglary isn't very common, it makes sense to take precautions. There are many simple and effective ways you can improve your home security and you can get help to put measures in place.
There are lots of potential hazards in our homes but if you’re aware of the danger areas and unsafe habits, you’re more likely to be able to keep yourself from harm. There are steps you can take to protect yourself. You can also get help to stay safe and well at home.
Keeping your home in good repair helps you stay safe and well, and may reduce running costs. Make sure you’re carrying out essential checks and find out who is responsible for maintenance and repairs if you rent.
Moving home can be stressful and expensive but it could make your life easier and it’s better to plan ahead while you have choices. Don’t wait until there is a crisis. Take time to consider all your options. If you do decide to move, careful preparation can help everything go smoothly.
If you're thinking of moving, there are various options available. You might want to consider housing that has been specially designed for older people. You can continue to live independently but with emergency help on hand or more specialised care and support if you need it.
Equity release is a way to release cash from your home without having to move. There can be disadvantages and it may not be the right choice for you. You should consider all your options and get independent financial advice before you decide.