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Are care homes in your area good enough?

You may have seen in your local media that we've just released our 2018 care home analysis on each region in England. It shows that the number of care homes rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding' has increased this year. This is great news! However, there's still a long way to...

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Hughenden Gardens Retirement Village

Hughenden Gardens Retirement Village is opening in May 2018. It provides residents with a fulfilling lifestyle as an active and valued member of a vibrant local community. Hughenden Gardens is designed to develop supportive communities where people with little or no...

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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...

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Our 8 care home quality indicators

Deciding to make the move into a care home is a big decision. There are a lot of things to think about all at once, and it can be difficult to know what questions to ask or how to quickly judge a really good care home. That’s why, at Independent Age, we’ve been...

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Prepare your home for winter

These beautiful Autumn days won't last forever. To borrow a phrase from a fairly popular TV show, winter is coming, meaning now is the perfect time to conduct an MOT on your home in preparation for the colder months. We've got the key 7 things to check now. As the old...

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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...

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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...

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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 likely to...

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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...

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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...

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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, comfortable...

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Inquiry into housing for disabled people

We want your views on housing for disabled people  In December last year, the Commission launched a formal inquiry into the chronic lack of accessible and adaptable housing available for disabled people in Britain. The inquiry will reveal whether disabled people’s...

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Assisted living in the UK

I'm sure you will agree that when it comes to finding out about Assisted Living, it can get very confusing! In this guide we will give you all the information you need to find out if Assisted Living is right for you or your loved one. On this page, we will explain:...

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Seamless Relocation

Seamless Relocation offers a comprehensive service to support someone moving house. They are an independent downsizing service to enable older people and others requiring support to move home. They take care of all aspects of moving home. From finding a new property,...

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