Find the care system confusing? Read our starter's guide to understanding how to get care and support
Social care and support: where to start
You can get help with everything from personal care to home security - we tell you how and where to get assistance.
An overview of your options for getting the support you need and finding the right people to provide it, including information about the council’s obligations.
It can be difficult to meet the costs of the care and support you need at home, but you may be eligible for help to pay for it.
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.
If you struggle to keep your home warm enough, there is a range of help available to make sure your energy bills stay manageable.
After a stay in hospital, support is available to help you adjust back to independence and to recover.
Set your location to see what Age UK offers in your local area.
We have a variety of aids to help you feel safe and move around with ease at home, including stairlifts, personal alarms, bath lifts and assistive furniture.
Donate your property to Age UK and enjoy security and peace of mind. We’ll support you to stay living there and help you with maintenance, and with the costs and worries of home ownership.
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