Housing Options for Older People

Looking ahead to 2026, the rising number of older people, combined with increased longevity, will create a much greater need for properties suitable for the impaired and averagely frail very old. This calls for a commitment to new ‘lifetime’ homes, constructed with the lifestyles of older people in mind. There is a need to plan […]

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Calculating operating costs for care homes

Summary of research by William Laing (Laing & Buisson) who devised a means of calculating the reasonable operating costs of efficient care homes for older people. The reesarch is intended to offer a guide to all parties involved in negotiating baseline fee rates in a transparent and robust way

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Help with Health Costs

Information about the concessions and available help with the range of health costs – including dental treatment, opticians, hospital, care homes etc

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Sheltered Housing Has Changed Nine key questions answers

Describes sheltered housing, what it provides, the role of the scheme manager, eligibility, costs, benefits, & what to look for.

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Help with Heating

Advice and information on the help that is available to assist with heating costs and other fuel problems.

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Paying care home fees

Paying for a place in a care home can be complicated. This factsheet explains how the system works, whether you’re paying for your own place or eligible for financial help from your local council.

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Paying for care in a care home if you have a partner Factsheet 39

This factsheet explains how being part of a couple affects your eligibility for local authority funding if you need to move into a care home. It also looks at how your entitlement to Pension Credit may be affected. The information in this factsheet focuses on the rules for local authority funding, so is less relevant […]

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Help with heating costs Factsheet 1

This factsheet explains how you can spend less on energy while still maintaining a warm and comfortable home. It provides information on getting the best energy deal, energy efficiency, financial help and help from bodies like your local authority (council). The information in this factsheet is applicable in England.

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