Help to stay at home

How to live independently at home, including equipment and adaptations, meals, personal assistants, money and debt advice, and returning home from hospital.

Independent older couple at home

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Support to live independently

Find out what care and support options are available to help you stay independent and living in your own home for longer.

Equipment to help you stay independent

How you can use equipment to help you with everyday tasks at home to keep living independently.

Adapting your home to work for you

You may be able to make adaptations to continue living independently at home for longer. Find out what you can do and how to arrange it.

Technology to help you live independently

Learn about digital and assistive technology that can support you to live safely and independently at home for longer.

Personal care and dressing

How to remain independent with your personal care, which includes getting dressed and personal hygiene.

Meals and shopping

Prepared meals, lunch clubs and shopping options that can help you to live independently in your own home.

Personal assistant

Find out what a personal assistant is, how they can help you and how to employ one if you choose to.

Benefits, money and debt advice

Find out how benefits can support you to live independently, and where to get help with bills and debt advice.

Returning home from hospital

Social care teams in hospitals can advise, support and help plan for your discharge so that you can return home as soon as possible.