Early bookings promise sell-out Awards celebration

Early bookings promise sell-out Awards celebration

Bookings for next month’s National Housing for Older People Awards in Manchester reached 250 today, suggesting that the event may turn out to be the largest to date. Very pleasingly, a little over half of attendees represent regional Award winning schemes, showing that this year’s decision to introduce a regional dimension to the Housing Awards has proved […]

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Records broken as thousands vote for Housing Awards 2019

A record 19,000 votes have been cast by residents, families, visitors and staff for retirement housing schemes across the UK. 1,220 retirement developments are involved, along with the landlords and management companies that run them. EAC’s National Housing for Older People Awards were launched in 2010 to encourage those who live, visit and work in […]

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Celebrating housing for later life!

Voting for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2019 is now open, and residents, staff and visitors of all UK retirement housing schemes and developments are encouraged to join in this annual celebration. Visit our new Housing Awards website to read more: eacawards.org.uk Whether you live in retirement housing, work in a development […]

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EAC and Housing Options Scotland secure Nationwide Building Society Community Grant

Elderly Accommodation Counsel and Housing Options Scotland are celebrating after making a successful bid for funding from Nationwide Building Society for its work to support housing in the area. Nationwide, the UK’s biggest building society, has been looking to support charities dealing with the many issues around housing in the Scotland. Now the names of […]

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EAC shortlisted for a Nationwide Building Society community grant – your vote counts!

National charities Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) and Housing Options Scotland (HOS) are delighted to have been shortlisted for a community grant of up to £50,000 from Nationwide Building Society. The partnership between EAC and HOS hopes to use each organisation’s considerable experience and expertise to deliver a ‘Housing Options for Older People’ (HOOP) service across […]

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Select Committee recommends a national strategy for older people’s housing and expansion of housing advice and information

“A national strategy for older people’s housing is needed to bring together and improve policy in this area” is the overarching conclusion of a cross-party House of Commons Select Committee report published today. Detailed recommendations include: The existing FirstStop Advice Service should be re-funded by the Government to provide an expanded national telephone advice service, […]

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HousingCare update ‘app’ takes off!

Our new ‘app’, launched in mid December, makes it much easier for housing providers to ensure the information we show about their retirement housing schemes is accurate and up to date. Since its launch, staff of 72 housing provider organisations have used it to update info on 352 schemes. Our thanks to all, and congratulations […]

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Happy New Year to all HousingCare visitors!

During 2017 nearly 4 million people visited our site. We know that they include almost equal numbers of: Older people themselves; Families, carers and friends; and Professionals who work with and for older people. All of you look to HousingCare to provide independent and impartial information about retirement housing, as well as services that can […]

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