Making the Housing Connections An interim evaluation of the Silverlinks Programme

Silverlinks is a Care & Repair England initiative which is enabling older people to make more informed decisions about their housing & related care. It is helping to create networks of mutual support whereby older volunteers share their personal housing experience, offering one to one help as well as providing information & advice to other […]

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Thinking Ahead housing and related care options in later life

– Help with making appropriate housing choices together – What help is available if you decide it is best for the person you care for to stay at home including: – What can help to support people to live independently – How to make the home safe and healthy – Living at home with a […]

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65 Plus How well does your home suit you

A large print version of the shortened and simplified version of the original HOOP questionnaire, designed to help older people review their present living arrangements, identify any problems, and find information to help solve them.

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Live safely and well at home

This updated brochure, previously titled ‘A fresh approach to later life’, explains how FirstStop Advice can help you explore your housing and care options and how to fund and pay for accommodation or services you need. Sections include Inside FirstStop Advice, Staying put successfully, Moving home successfully, About care and Finance matters.

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The Future Home Improvement Agency Supporting choice and maintaining independence A report overview

Gives an overview of the key findings of the Future HIA project carried out by Foundations on behalf of Communities and Local Government (CLG). The Future HIA project aimed to set out a broad agenda for the evolution of the HIA sector to its next level. It highlights what is already being done well by […]

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Learning to Listen

A report about involving service users in the development and delivery of home improvement agency and related services.

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Housing Options Advice for Older People A Self Training Kit for Advisers

A kit to to help generalist advisers, or anyone who works with older people, to develop their knowledge and understanding of housing options for older people.

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Welfare Benefits your legal rights

Information about what benefits and tax credits are available, who can claim, how & where to claim, challenging a benefits or tax credit decision and appeals.

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