Home & care

Two older women at Putney Village

Would you like to be able to rely on your neighbours to lend a helping hand? A new idea, based on creating older people's networks, promotes just that. And Putney Village is one of the first of its kind in the UK.

About Putney Village

Make home life easier

We all want to stay in our homes for as long as we can, so it's important to look at things you can do and equipment to install to help you keep independent for as long as possible.

Couple at home on the sofa

Doorstep scams

Doorstep scams are when someone comes to your door with the aim of scamming you out of your money. Make sure you know the signs of a scammer.

A front door
Older lady standing in hallway

Nuisance calls

Nuisance calls and messages can be annoying, frustrating and quite frightening.

Older man at home

Paying for care

The amount that social services departments pay towards care varies depending on your local authority.

Your rights as a carer

Carers have certain rights, and it's important that you know what these are.

Older couple

Handyperson services

Age UK operates handyperson services in over 80% of the country. These services offer you extra help with small practical jobs to make your life easier and safer around the home.
Woman sitting at table

How we help: care

Our vision is for all older people to be able to access the help they need to stay well and independent and to live in suitable housing, in age-friendly neighbourhoods, for as long as they want.

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Staying safe - secure your garden

Age UK’s tips for keeping ourselves safe and our properties secure.

Find more features

Staying safe - secure your garden

Age UK Advice - 0800 169 6565

Older couple filling in a form

What is Care in Crisis?

Why is the social care system in crisis? What is Age UK doing to help?

What does Age UK do in your area?


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