As you get older, or if you have problems with your health or mobility, then living independently and safely in your home can become increasingly challenging.

You may be finding it difficult to move around. Maybe you're finding it harder to complete some everyday tasks such as cooking or washing. Or you may find that areas of your home such as your bathroom or your kitchen no longer suit your needs and need changing. 

Struggling to stay living in your own home because of health problems while thinking about what you might need to do next can seem overwhelming. But as you look through the pages in this section, you'll see that there are steps you can take which will allow you to safely remain in your home, while holding on to your independence and privacy.

Here you'll find information about the types of support and equipment which you can get at home, the changes you can make to help you live your day-to-day life more easily, and the ways in which you can regain your independence and relearn the skills which you have lost as the result of health problems.

And if you do decide that you want to move we also have advice on various types of accommodation which might suit you better, such as extra care housing and care homes. – click here for more housing options.

Choose one of the pages in the menu to find out what options might work best for you.