New EAC/FirstStop blog provides forum for debate around I&A

EAC’s new blog is aimed at people working in FirstStop’s field of information & advice for older people and their families around housing, care and related finance – as well as relevant policy makers, commissioners, academics and potential funders/investors.

For the last two decades or more there has been a broader move to position welfare users as consumers. More recently the Care Act places a duty on Local Authorities to provide information and advice. On this basis a key purpose for this blog is to capture, help and develop high level discussion around FirstStop’s mission and service model, how we currently deliver FirstStop services, how we might deliver FirstStop in the future, and how we can attract more secure funding to expand them.

Contributions are encouraged on, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Efficient and effective models of I&A service delivery
  • Innovative methods of I&A delivery in relation to arranging long term care
  • Recent research into effective information and advice delivery (e.g. outcomes and impact)
  • The variety of approaches in different sectors (e.g. public, private, third) to providing information and advice
  • Key issues around decision-making for older people, individual agency and the use of information and advice
  • Key issues around other stakeholders in relation to older people and housing and care choices – e.g. adult children

Visit the new EAC/FirstStop blog

If you would like to write a post for the EAC FirstStop blog then please contact either Adam Hillier ( or Andy Harding (