Using us to find accommodation

We list details for nearly 25,000 specialist housing developments for older people, across the whole of the UK.

Whether you are looking for somewhere to rent, buy or if you are considering staying where you are with some additional support, our HousingCare site can prove to be a great starting point with exploring your housing options. If you decide to move into retirement housing then HousingCare can help you to find the accommodation near you and provide contact details for you to make further enquiries.

You can learn more about how to use HousingCare, to give yourself the best chance of finding somewhere to live, by looking at the following guides, videos and FAQs:

Finding vacancies on HousingCare

You can view all current vacancies that Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) have been informed about here

However, we are only informed of a small number of vacancies. We would therefore suggest reading through the follow guides, videos and/or FAQs for useful tips on finding accommodation through our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am looking for retirement/sheltered housing, ideally I would like to rent somewhere. What are my options?

I am interested in downsizing and buying a retirement property. What do I need to know?

There are lots of different terms that are used to describe housing for older people, what do they all mean and which one is right for me?

FirstStop factsheets

Finding the right home for you – This factsheet aims to provide you with general information about the various housing options that may be available to you.

Buying a retirement property – This factsheet will help you think about the key things to consider when purchasing retirement housing.

Housing and care options for older people – This guide is an introduction to the different types of accommodation and support services available for older people in England.

Search our directory of accommodation

You can access our search facility here