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.
Elsewhere on the web
Useful publications on finding accommodation:
If you are looking after someone who needs support to find accommodation because of their care needs, you might find it useful to visit the Leicester Carers Support Service website.