If you are thinking of moving abroad, your first step should be to get as much information as possible about the realities of living in a foreign country.
You will especially need to consider your pension and benefit rights, the arrangements for health care provision, and your ability to communicate in another language. You can find out some of this information in our section Living abroad and your benefits.
The Housing Care website also gives information on accommodation and care in specific European countries.
Other useful information:
Age UK‘s factsheet for Returning From Abroad
Gov.uk’s information on Moving or Retiring Abroad
Last updated: June 3, 2022