Living Independently

We understand that staying independent is important so that you can live well, for longer. As your circumstances and abilities change, doing things on your own can become more difficult, but there are lots of things you can do to keep your independence - both at home and when you are out and about.

Need a little help to stay independent?

Age UK has a range of products and services from trusted partners that can help you to continue doing things for yourself.

Find out more about independent living on the Age UK website

Staying Physically and Mentally Healthy

Looking after your physical and mental health is one of the best ways to ensure you remain well and able to live independently. Why not take a look at our information and advice pages on how you can get a healthier lifestyle  to see what steps you can take to improve your health? 

Visit our page for tips on Staying Mentally Well & Socially connected

Looking After Yourself

We understand that looking after yourself is the cornerstone of living independently. Looking after yourself includes the ability to carry out day-to-day activities such as:

You may benefit from certain equipment, adaptations or technology-enabled care to stay safe and look after yourself.

Creating and maintaining a safe home

Creating and maintaining a safe home can help you to live independently, for longer. There are lots of simple steps you can take to create and maintain a safer home, which can in turn prevent the risk of falls. You may also benefit from certain equipment, adaptations or technology-enabled care to keep you safe at home. Visit the creating a safe home and maintaining your home pages for more information and advice.  

Living well with Long Term Conditions

Whether you've recently had a diagnosis of a long-term condition, a deterioration in an existing condition or just want to know what support you can access, you can visit the Living well with Long Term Conditions page for more information and advice.  


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