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Housing options for older people in Cambridgeshire

An introduction to services that can help older people live more comfortably or independently at home, and the options available to those who decide to move in later life. It is written for older people who rent their current homes as well as those who are owner-occupiers, regardless of their income or savings, and is […]

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Housing our Ageing Population Plan for Implementation HAPPI 2

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People, chaired by Lord Best, has highlighted the benefits of improved housing options for older people. Their 2012 inquiry report, written by Jeremy Porteus – Secretary to the APPG Inquiry and director of the Housing LIN – is the result of a five […]

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Housing our Ageing Population Positive Ideas HAPPI 3 Making retirement living a positive choice

This volume in the influential HAPPI series for the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People calls on policymakers, house-builders and other stakeholders to address the concerns and issues that deter some people from moving to specialist housing. It says coordinated action is needed to give those approaching – or in – retirement greater […]

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Private Retirement Housing Code of Practice England

The Code for England was launched on 1 June 2016 by the Government under the Leasehold, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. It aims to promote best practice in the management of leasehold retirement housing, regardless of whether the services are provided by private companies or housing associations. The Code can be used as evidence […]

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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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EAC FirstStop Local Partnerships A framework for working jointly to deliver housing and care options advice to the FirstStop model

FirstStop aims to expand the provision of good quality, integrated, independent and impartial information and advice for older people covering housing, care and related financial matters. This document expands on the aims of FirstStop Advice, the benefits of becoming a FirstStop partner and the commitments that are expected in return.

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Equity release FS29

Many older people consider releasing equity in their property in order to improve their financial situation; this factsheet helps to identify the various options available and important things to consider before making such an arrangement.

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