Services for older people

Tower Hamlets provides a range of services to help older people live independently in their own homes. Care in a residential or nursing home is available, if this best meets an individual's needs.

Some people cannot manage on their own without help - many are assisted by family and friends, but occasionally more help is needed. Assistance can be provided for older people, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems and others who are unable to live on their own without some support.

To work out if you or the person you care for need services, please complete a self-assessment form.

Browse the Tower Hamlets Community Catalogue where you can look for services, support and equipment to help you to live more independently.

Ageing well strategy

The Ageing Well strategy set out how we plan to improve the experience of growing older in our borough.

Contact us

Contact the council’s information and advice provider, Local Link for social care related enquiries: