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Key topics

  • Housing choices

    Start here for information about the different options and where to find out more about the sort of housing that interests you.
  • Care homes

    Are you considering or looking for a care home? Find information about how to find a care home and use our care home checklist.
  • Home safety and security

    Advice on safety at home, including protecting yourself from scams and gas and fire safety.
  • Paying for Care

    Find out more about paying for permanent and temporary care and how being part of a couple can affect your eligibility for assistance.
  • Preparing for Winter

    Handy tips to make sure you're prepared for bad weather and how to handle unexpected problems like frozen pipes.
  • Sheltered Housing

    Designed for older people, usually includes an alarm system, communal areas and a scheme manager.


  • Buying a retirement home

    What you should consider when looking for a new home in a retirement housing scheme.
  • Bogus callers

    Older people are less likely than any other age group to be victims of crime. But there is one one type of criminal that target older people: bogus callers.
  • Housing Options Guide

    What you want and need from your home will be personal to you. Make sure you know about the options available.