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Older Homeowners' Guide

Own your own home?

This guide has been designed to be a handy resource to help you look after your home. It will help you to make sure the place you live meets your needs as you get older. It covers wellbeing, security and how to deal with some common problems faced by homeowners. From care and support to major adaptations, it explains the help that may be available to look after you and your home, and how to find it.

You can find information on many different types of support available to help you live well in your own home and lots of handy phone numbers and websites where you can find more detailed information on topics ranging from council tax, benefits checks, utilities and how to find the best tariffs, neighbourhood issues and being involved in your community.

Want a copy of this guide?

All of our guides are available to download as PDFs. If you would like to request a paper copy of a guide to be sent to you, please call our Helpline on 0800 12 44 222

Additional resources

Age Scotland also recommends that you also consider using the organisations below to make sure you are receiving the most trustworthy support and advice should you need to make any adaptations or repairs to your home.

Care and Repair

Your local Care and Repair service is there for you if you need advice about repairs, adaptations or are looking for a trustworthy tradesperson to carry out some work on your home. This service is only for people aged over 60 and they can offer personal, financial and technical support - click here to visit the Care and Repair Scotland website.

Trusted Trader Schemes

Use a truster trader scheme to make sure that the tradesperson you hire has a good reputation - click here to visit the Scottish Trusted Trader website.

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