Advice: Home adaptations and moving home 

The information and advice website, Independent Age, has come up with a comprehensive set of information on home adaptations and moving home.

Choosing where you want to live in later life is an important decision. You may want to stay in your home, or you may want, or need, to move. It’s good to take time to consider all your options and to have all the information you need to help you make the decision that’s right for you.

Retirement Housing

Their webpage Considering a move covers essential information on this., including a section on Retirement housing and what you need to know including:
• what retirement housing is
• how to find the right scheme
• whether to rent or buy
• what it costs and help to pay
• and more.
You can also download a free Retirement Housing guide.

Moving Home Checklist
They also have very useful Moving home checklist full of tips and information to help you plan your move

Home adaptations – deciding what you need
Before deciding to move, you may want to consider making adaptations to your home. Having the right information can make a big difference. Independent Age’s webpage covers all the important options including:

– fitting a lift or stairlift
– installing a downstairs bathroom
– installing grab rails in a bathroom
– fitting a second banister on a staircase
– and many others.

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