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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Support and help for carers (FS14)

Help is available, particularly from your local authority social services department who can carry out an assessment of your needs as a carer and, subject to the outcome of that assessment and available resources, provide some support to help you in your

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FirstStop Advice for Older People: An independent evaluation of local services

This report presents the results of an independent evaluation of local housing and care options advice services for older people which are working in partnership with EAC FirstStop and Care & Repair England, with financial support from the Department for C

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Extra Care Housing (FS10)

Extra care housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care, meals and 24-hour support available for those that need it. Extra care housing can be rented from the council or a housing association, purchased leasehold or as shared owner-ship from

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EAC FirstStop bespoke client ‘housing options’ sample report

A general introduction to types of specialist housing and housing with care for older people, plus information about selected housing schemes for a FirstStop client living near Leeds, west Yorkshire.

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First Stop Care Advice Service – Business Plan 2008 – 2011

This document outlines the key features of the One Stop Care Advice Service (OSCA) such as its aims, why it is needed, the method of service delivery, the operational and financial implications. It is set up by four organisations working in collaboration:

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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 ar

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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 bene

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