There are many reasons why you might be considering where to live as you get older. Health and mobility difficulties, changes to your household size, and a wish to be closer to family and friends, or to shops and services, are a few examples.
Lucy Harmer, Director of Services at Independent Age, the older people's charity, gives her expert tips on what to do if you need to move somewhere new. The charity's free advice guide, called Choosing where to live: How to find the right option for you helps you to consider your options. It looks at:
Order your free copy via independentage.org/guides-housing-homes or by calling 0800 319 6789.
The advice in this guide applies to England only. A lot of it will still be relevant to you but we have a few suggestions if you are looking for advice that is specific to other parts of the UK.