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Finding places to live

Information about finding suitable accommodation for your care needs.

Going into a care home is a major commitment for your future. It involves changing where you live and potentially committing to paying a considerable amount of money for your ongoing housing and care needs. Before you opt for a move to a care home, you should think about other issues, less disruptive and, potentially, less costly options, including:

  1. home care
  2. help to live independently at home
  3. a Shared Lives arrangement - usually suitable for the needs of younger disabled adults (age 16-64)
  4. supported living.

Other alternatives include:

  1. Extra Care housing scheme - offers independence with an increased level of care and support
  2. Sheltered housing - warden controlled housing which offers independence with an increased level of care and support.

Elsewhere on the web

Useful publications on finding accommodation:

  1. First Stop Care Advice
  2. Age UK
  3. Independent Age