Help at home

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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

Need help at home?

You can get help with everything from personal care to home security - we tell you how and where to get assistance.

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Finding help at home

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.

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Paying for care and support

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.

Personal budgets

If you need care and support, you’ll be affected by a new government policy called personalisation, which aims to give people more choice and control. Find out how to manage your budget.
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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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Help with heating costs

If you struggle to keep your home warm enough, there is a range of help available to make sure your energy bills stay manageable.

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Care after hospital

After a stay in hospital, support is available to help you adjust back to independence and to recover.

We are grateful for the generous support of Dr Naim Dangoor CBE
and The Exilarch's Foundation

Your Age UK

Set your location to see what Age UK offers in your local area.

Age UK Advice:
0800 169 6565
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Aids for the home

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.

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Gifted Housing Service

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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