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Housing advice for older people who want to stay in their own homes

This information will help you to consider the options available if you do not wish to move.

Where we live is a very important issue for all of us.  But you may be having difficulty living at home because:

If any of the above apply to you, there are two main housing options open to you:

  1. Staying where you are and receiving support or making improvements or changes (adaptations) to your home,
  2. Moving to a more suitable home for more help and support with everyday jobs, or to be closer to shops and services.

Your choice will depend on your personal situation and you should look into each option carefully before making any decisions - there are people who can help you.

If you are considering moving because that may better suit you, please see information on the page about moving home in Related articles.

If you want to stay where you are, please read the information below.

If you are renting, you could ask your landlord about improving or adapting your property to make life easier.

If you own your own home, it may also be possible to improve or adapt it. Boston Borough Council can advise you about:

Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service aims to help independent living at home with personalised support, minor adaptations and assistive technology. The Telecare Service helps you to live independently in your home but safe in the knowledge that help can be summoned quickly by pressing a button on a pendant in an emergency. This might be from a family member, friend or the emergency services. 

For more information on how the the Wellbeing Service can benefit you, a family member or friend, see Related articles

Related documents

Size Name
[652kb] Disabled Facilities Grant Disabled Facilities Grant
[155kb] DFG Means Test Explanation of DFG means test
[699kb] Private Sector Housing Policy Framework 2015 Private Sector Housing Policy Framework 2015

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.