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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A Better Life Alternative approaches from the perspective of families and carers of older people with high support needs

Draws on case studies from Counsel and Care’s advice service to highlight issues raised by carers of older people with high support needs. Explore how residential care and extra care housing could be improved

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Choosing and Paying for a Care Home

Moving to live in a care home is probably more complicated than any other home move, yet is often arranged at a time of crisis. This Guide aims to help you stay in control of events, understand what care homes are, consider alternatives, make your own decisions and see them through. The Guide is backed […]

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Social WellBeing in Extra Care Housing

Factsheet 24 explores social well-being and how it can be promoted in extra care housing. It is aimed at those involved in commissioning, planning, providing and managing extra care housing.

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A fair contract with older people A special study of peoples experiences when finding a care home

A study looking at whether older people and family carers get the right information, advice and support they need regarding finding & moving into a care home. Results show self-funders often lack this, people’s choice of home can be limited, there is no transparency about payments, people can be confused about who pays for what […]

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Banking for People who lack capacity to make decisions

This document will help if a person is managing the financial and property affairs of someone who may lack capacity to look after some or all aspects of their own financial affairs. It gives guidance on how a bank account can be opened and money managed on their behalf.

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Changing Your Name

It explains whether you can change your name, and how to go about it

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Delivering End of Life Care in Housing with Care Settings

The aim of this factsheet is to raise awareness among housing with care practitioners and providers of the current agendas and developments in practice around end of life care. Factsheet 18

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