Summer Wise factsheet

While the summer may lift our spirits, older people can suffer adverse effects on their health during the hot weather and can be more vulnerable to illnesses such as heatstroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. Changes in our bodies as we age mean we’re less...

5 steps to find a care home

Having to find a care home for you or a loved one is one of the most important things you will do and getting this right is key to a comfortable life in your later years. At UK Care guide, we have set out, in detail, the 5 steps that you need to go through to find a...

Choosing where to live

A new, free guide on how to find the right housing option for you provides information and advice on topics such as deciding whether your home is right for you, thinking about your priorities, and the different housing options to consider. Think about what you’ll need...

Retirement Leasehold Fees

  We appear to have new developments of retirement apartments popping up all over the country. They come in various guises, from complete self-contained villages to budget apartments on busy roads. Depending on what you can afford, they can offer a cosy,...

Care homes – your questions answered

Moving a relative or friend who has dementia into a care home is emotional for everyone involved. It’s a difficult decision to make, as is being assured that it’s the right time, or if the care home you’ve chosen is the best one. We’re often asked about care homes, so...

Housing organisations urged to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is calling on housing organisations to unite against dementia and improve the lives of people living with the condition by signing up to its new Dementia-friendly housing charter. Research from the leading dementia charity has previously found that...