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Home help and care

Independent living in Plymouth

Living independently at home in Plymouth brings immense satisfaction, but sometimes age or a disability can introduce challenges. Within this section, you'll find information on a variety of solutions, equipment, and aids, all aimed at promoting a sense of dignity and allowing you to live life to the fullest.

Extra care housing

If your independence and privacy are important to you, but you need some extra help, extra care housing could be for you.

Respite care

Respite care means taking a break from caring, while the person you care for is looked after by someone else.

Social and sheltered housing

There are over 20,000 social or housing association homes in Plymouth, ranging from sheltered housing for older people, adapted homes for people with disabilities and family homes.

Housing associations

A housing association is a not-for-profit organisation that owns, lets and manages rental housing.

Shared Lives

Shared Lives is a care and support service for adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health issues, and dementia. It is an alternative to supported living or residential care. Share your home, share your life.

Private housing and renting

If you can't buy your own home, renting privately might be your best option.

Homeless and rough sleeping

If you're looking for somewhere to live or worried about losing your accommodation it's important to talk to the council as soon as possible.

Social housing issues and how to complain

Everyone deserves a safe and secure home. If you live in social housing and you have an issue with your home or your landlord, there are ways to make things right.

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