Independence in your home

decorativeThere are many ways to stay living safe and well in your own home. Equipment, technology, adaptations or gadgets can help you stay in your home for longer, including when you get home from hospital.

There are lots of alternatives to care homes, including care in the home, flexible housing and housing support options.

  • If you want to apply for social housing, please contact Barnet Homes on 020 8080 6587.
  • If you are facing difficulty, have trouble paying rent, need short term housing support and don't know who to turn to, please contact Outreach Barnet on 020 8389 5225.
  • If you are a private tenant, read more about your rights and responsibilities on topics such as renting standards, damp & condensation, pest control, disabled facilities grants.
  • Age UK's Later life planning service can support you to look at your life as a whole, and to plan how to sustain or improve your own wellbeing as you get older.
Bathroom with adaptive features

Increase your independence at home with equipment and technology

Make a change to your home to help you to live there independently for longer. Sometimes, a small change or home repair can make a big difference.

Gives you peace of mind and confidence for you, your carers and loved ones.


A bit of extra support to help you stay at home

Home care, sometimes known as domiciliary care, personal care or paid care, is a service at your home to help with eating, drinking, washing, bathing, toileting, dressing, taking your medication as well as domestic tasks, such as preparing meals, shopping, laundry and helping you to get around.


Help when leaving hospital

Helping you or the person you care to get ready to come home from hospital.


Other housing options

Most people prefer to stay in their own home, and for the majority, this is the best option.

If you are struggling to remain in your own home, after exploring all the options above, there are a range of flexible housing options to help you remain independent.

This can include innovative schemes like Shared Lives and Homeshare, supported housing or extra care housing.