Get Advice

Use the options below to find the information you need.

This website, HousingCare.org

The site is run by the charity EAC (Elderly Accommodation Counsel), and contains a huge amount of information and guidance about housing options and care services for older people. So if you are new to the site, please take time to explore it fully.

Our Housing Options for Older People (HOOP) ‘app’

This offers our suggestions for tackling the most common issues people identify when they think about how their home will work for them as they get older. Click here to open the HOOP app

Other advice services

Housing options advice for older people
Care advice (including arranging and paying for care)
  • Independent Age: A national charity specialising in care advice, with a telephone Advice Line
  • Age UK: A federation of national and local advice services specialising in social care, housing and benefits
  • Legal & General Care Helpline: Offers a free initial 15 minute consultation to answer any simple care questions you have
  • Which? Later Life Care pages: An online resource providing free, independent and practical guidance about making care choices across the UK
Money matters
  • Citizens Advice: Provides a range of money advice services online, by telephone and throughts its local network
  • Age UK: Most local Age UKs are able to advise on pensions and benefits
Regulated financial advice
Legal matters
  • Solicitors for the Elderly: A specialist group of lawyers who aim ‘to support and make a difference to older and vulnerable people’
Advocacy and support