Leading agencies make the case for independent information & advice

The delivery of independent information and advice for older people which brings together housing and care options and related financial advice is the focus of Making the Case, a new report published this week by the leading organisations concerned with the provision of such services.

The report sets out how integrated housing and care information and advice services enable local authorities to meet their new duties under the Care Act and includes model clauses to assist with service commissioning.

Endorsed by ADASS (the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services), it will be particularly useful for the planners, commissioners and providers of care, health or housing services for older people.

Making the case also shows how integrated this information and advice provision meets specific NHS, Public Health and Social Care Outcomes Framework measures. It highlights not only the cost benefits but as importantly, the benefits to older people themselves.

For further information contact Dave Eldridge (07542 768 772 or dave.eldridge@firststopadvice.org.uk)

Download the Making the Case report