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:
- Home care
- Help to live independently at home
- A Shared Lives arrangement- usually suitable for the needs of younger disabled adults (age 16-64)
- Supported living
Other alternatives include:
- Extra Care housing scheme - offers independence with an increased level of care and support
- Sheltered housing - warden controlled housing which offers independence with an increased level of care and support.
For advice on choosing care home and details of care homes in the Leicester area, see the Leicester Care Directory.
Elsewhere on the web
Useful publications on finding accommodation: