Living safely and well at home

For many people, their own home is where they’d like to enjoy later life. Taking some time to think about how you could adapt or improve your home to meet your needs, now and in future, could help you stay in it for longer. There are also various forms of home help or home care services that can support you in your own home.

Checking your home is right for your needs

To check your home works as well for you now as it did when you bought it, try the Housing Options for Older People (HOOP) tool, created by UK Charity, the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC). It’s a useful ‘housing MOT’ to get you thinking about your home and how you live in it.



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Finding care

Whether you need some help at home or want to find out more about Care Homes in your area, we have information on where to search and what questions to ask.

How to pay for improvements

If you want to find out how you could pay to adapt your home, use our Care Costs Calculator.

Living independently

If you want to continue living independently, but in a community with care close to hand, you may be interested in an Inspired Village.