Moving home

If you’re thinking about where you might like to move as you get older we can help.

Moving home in later life

Moving house or relocating can be challenging at any age, but as people get older it can seem an impossible feat. From finding your next home to packing your possessions, it can feel like there are a lot of tasks to complete. However, this needn’t put you off; there are many reasons an older person may choose to relocate into a new home.

As we get older, many of us will want to, or feel they need to downsize into a more manageable property, better suited to our needs e.g. a retirement home. Others may wish to live closer to friends and family. Or it might be that you’ve decided now is the time to move to your dream location.

Whatever your reason for relocating, our tips below will help you in your move.

Click through our guides below to find out more about moving home in later life

Housing options for older people

If you’re thinking about where you might like to move as you get older we can help. Below are some housing options for older people for you to explore and find out the difference between each.

Sheltered Housing Advice: For older people and their families

If you've thought about moving into a retirement home, but are worried about losing your independence, we talk you through all the reasons why sheltered housing might be a good option, answering questions you might have.

Why you should consider retirement living

Thinking about moving into a retirement home but not completely sure whether it’s for you? We look at some of the benefits of living in a 55+ retirement community.

Your guide to moving house in later life

Whatever your reason for wanting to relocate, our tips below will help you in your move.

Downsizing - your complete guide

Everything you need to know about downsizing.

Things to consider when downsizing

Planning ahead and making sure you have all the information you need can help make the move into a new home easier and worry free.

Tips for settling in to your retirement home

At Abbeyfield, we want new residents to feel at home as quickly as possible, so we’ve put together a few tips, as suggested by our residents, to help you settle in quickly.

Weighing up the benefits of renting or buying a retirement home

Living in a retirement property has many benefits including being part of a community, finding friendship, added security and having the freedom to enjoy doing the things you love – all without having to maintain a house on your own. If you are thinking about whether to rent or buy a retirement home in later life, read on to discover the benefits of each.

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