In this section we look at types of care an older person may need to continue living in the community and making the right choice.

  • You are finding that tasks you used to do with ease are becoming much harder
  • You need help to carry out these tasks
  • You wish to remain in your own home, but need help to do so
  • You are thinking about moving, but are unsure of your options

Resources Available

We have a number of resources which may help you in finding the care you need to suit your circumstances.

There are Age UK Factsheets available which contain information and guidance on a number of community care topics five of which can be sent free of charge.

Age UK Publications produce a number of support books covering varying aspects of community care.

Further information

Queries Local to Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the eastern Dorset area:

To obtain details of these factsheets, books and other areas of help and support please ring our Information line on 01202 523300 or email us on

Lines are open: Monday - Friday, 9.30am – 4pm.

An answer phone is available to leave a message.

Queries elsewhere in the UK

Contact the National Age UK using their online contacts form

Further information