I totally understand what you are saying. We were the same when my parents were still with us, as with Elaines. Sadly they are no longer with us, except for Elaines Dad, although we nearly lost him back in July/August. We have decided to move out to Corfu in the not too distant future, and with the blessing of Elaines Dad if he is still about. However, I have decided to wait until my military pension accrues, which will give me more than enough to live on, but will still be able to take a light job of some sort. Elaine is a qualified Pharmacy Technician Dispenser, so hopefully she will be OK also.
I agree, what with everything happening here at home, this country has really gone down in most peoples estimations, in my own opinion, and in particular for us. So in about 2 to 3 yrs we will be making the move. We have researched in to it substantially, and listen to all those who have done so, and their experience.
Good Luck in what you do, and Best Wishes.