Care homes

It can be difficult to know where to turn when you are considering moving into a care home and the number of decisions you need to think through can seem overwhelming. As an older people’s charity, we have created a number of advice guides along with a handy checklist...

Assisted living in the UK

There once were only a small number of limited options available to anybody needing or considering care in later life. Yet recently a rapidly ageing population here in the UK has led to a number of innovative new solutions which have been developed to suit different...

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,...