Affordable Housing Glossary A handy reference guide

This guide has been developed to explain what affordable housing is, the different tenure models available, who it is aimed at and how it is allocated.

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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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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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Future HIA project Connecting with health and care

A look at the work of Home Improvement Agencies in relation to health and social care services, with examples of existing good practice from around the country.

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Guide to Procuring Care and Support Services

Guide designed to help non-procurement professionals who need to procure (or pruchase) services for older people who need care and support. It is particularly relevant for local authority staff and for other public bodies.

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Your right to buy your home

Information for council and housing association tenants about their right to purchase their home. This includes eligibility criteria, costs involved, and exceptions to the right to buy.

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Guide to the Right to Acquire

Explanation, step by step, of the scheme giving eligible tenants of Registered Social Landlords the legal right to buy the home they currently rent. Effective from January 2005.

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Exportable Benefits

Information for older UK citizens living in Spain about entitlement to the state pension, pension credit, winter fuel allowance, invalidity allowances, and bereavement benefits.

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