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Staying in your own home is most people's preference, but if you are considering moving house, it might be useful to think about:
Moving to a smaller property can help keep things manageable by:
There are challenges to downsizing that also need to be considered. These may include:
Money Advice Service has more information about downsizing.
This might be a good solution if you need support, company or want to spend more time with grandchildren.
In many cases moving in with family works well, but it's important to be realistic and make sure everyone has the same expectations.
Things to consider include:
Although family members will want the best for you, it is important to get independent financial advice before making any decisions.
It may be possible for you or your family to buy a share in a property. Learning Disability England have information about shared ownership.
Housing associations are private, non-profit making organisations that provide low-cost housing for people in need of a home. Although independent they are regulated by the government and often receive public funding. Many housing associations also run shared ownership schemes to help those who cannot afford to buy a home outright.
You can apply directly to a housing association, or often through your local council Housing department. You can apply to more than one housing association at a time. Once you apply, you will be put on a waiting list.
Housing associations normally offer housing to people most suited to that particular property. You may have to wait a long time for a suitable property to become available.