Most people want to stay living in their own home for as long as possible.
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Living at home safely
If you’re struggling with any areas of living independently, there are a range of solutions to help you. Find out more about the equipment and personal care that can help you to continue living safely at home.
Moving out of your home
If you can still live safely at home you may be considering downsizing to a smaller property. This is a big decision, so make sure you get independent advice first. Which? has detailed information if you are thinking about this option.
For some people it’s not possible to stay living safely at home and you may want to look at other options such as:
If you’re not ready to move out, but need more support you may want to look at a support scheme like Shared Lives, which can offer short breaks, day support and more long-term support. This could be useful if you need help to get out and about or want to learn skills to live independently.
If you are in danger of becoming homeless or need help with housing services, contact your district council housing department and they will work with you to find a solution.
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