Advertise your retirement properties on HousingCare free for 3 months

Advertise your retirement properties on HousingCare free for 3 months

HousingCare.org is visited by around 17,000 people every day – over 4 million each year! Most of these are thinking about moving home, and searching our retirement housing directory to see what’s available in their area. Some look for new developments; many are interested in what is currently available. Advertising on HousingCare now rivals better known […]

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Other housing options

Whilst the HousingCare website contains a comprehensive database for every specialist housing scheme for older people in the UK, there are many other later life housing options for those who do not wish to move into specially-built retirement accommodation. Whether you are looking to rent or to buy, if you are looking to move into […]

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Help with the cost of moving

This quick guide helps to identify the various benefits and grants that may be available to those on a low income. Initially, you should always check you are getting all the benefits to which you are entitled. Your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Age UK should be able to help you with a benefits check. […]

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Equity Release

This quick guide helps to identify the various options available and important things to consider before making such an arrangement. Note: Always seek Independent Financial Advice. Equity release is not right for everyone and may affect your entitlement to state benefits and will reduce the value of your estate. What is housing equity? Your ‘housing […]

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Housing options for people with dementia

Medical improvements and increased awareness means that more people are being diagnosed earlier, whilst they can make decisions for their future. This guides aims to identify the most common accommodation options available to older people with dementia, balancing care and support with independence. Assessment and advice In most situations, it will be wise to seek […]

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Specialist housing for older people

Developments (or ‘schemes’) typically include 20 – 50 properties, though more recent ‘retirement villages’ may have 300 or more. Whilst villages are likely to have their own on-site services and therefore be remote from town or city life, most schemes are built close to social, transport and shopping facilities. Retirement/Sheltered housing Sometimes referred to as […]

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Help to stay put

The majority of people choose to ‘age in place’ by adapting their home or bringing in services to ensure they can live as independently as possible, for as long as possible, in their current home. Help available can include: Help at home with domestic tasks such as housework, cooking, shopping and gardening Personal care services, […]

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Housing Advice

Be open to thinking about moving, but also look into services that might help you ‘stay put’ successfully. This section aims to talk you through the most common housing options that are available for older people. If you are not sure where to start, you may wish to use our Housing Options for Older People […]

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