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Despite failing health, 81% of older people live in their own home. Traditionally, Care & Repair Cymru has focused on making adjustments to existing homes to prolong people’s ability to ‘stay put’. With an increasing population of over 65s, the importance of enabling people to be supported in suitable accommodation is growing.

Care & Repair Cymru has been awarded £15,000 to test their ‘Help to Move’ project which will help older people to move house successfully rather than ‘stay put’ in a house that no longer meets their needs. The service will help people assess their housing needs, identify options, offer counselling and emotional support, and evaluate whether the project improves independence, health and wellbeing.