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.
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.
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 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.
There are lots of potential hazards in our homes but if you're aware of the danger areas and unsafe habits, you are more likely to be able to keep yourself safe. There are preventive measures you can take and sources of help and advice.