Understanding the secondhand market for shared ownership properties

Shared ownership allows would-be home owners to purchase a share in a property whilst a housing association owns the remainder. If shared owners wish to move, they may sell their share in the property and the buyer will become a new shared owner. Drawing on a survey of housing associations, focus groups with shared owners […]

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Analysis of FirstStop Local Partner Client Case Studies Did clients benefit long term from the housing options support they received

The aim of this piece of research is to identify the medium to long term effects of the casework undertaken by FirstStop local partner agencies with people who have been featured in case studies provided for quarterly reports. Most of these people were supported between October 2011 and December 2012. The aim is to contact […]

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FirstStop Evaluation Summary to DCLG

Evaluation of FirstStop by Cambridge University commenced in November 2009. This report provides a brief synopsis of findings to date in each of the four broad areas the evaluation has covered: 1. Outcomes for service users 2. The FirstStop model 3. Savings to public budgets 4. Broader outcomes relative to housing, health and wellbeing agendas […]

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FirstStop local partners costs and potential savings to public budgets of client casework 2014

This report explores the costs and benefits of a sample of cases dealt with by the FirstStop local partners providing housing options services to older people. It focuses on the intensive level three casework data provided by the local partners. It looks at a sample of the client cases they have dealt with to analyse […]

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FirstStop Evaluation Report on progress of the funded local partners 201314

This report explores the progress of the local housing options services which are currently funded by FirstStop. It analyses their successes and challenges to date. The next phase of the research will look at a sample of the client cases to analyse the potential savings to the public purse of the housing options casework. It […]

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Managing Money Better Project Evaluation

The First Stop Managing Money Better (MMB) project is part of the wider housing and care options support service offered by FirstStop. The project aims to reach more vulnerable older people, particularly by providing money advice as a key element of housing and care options advice and support. The service is delivered through a combination […]

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Summary of the FirstStop Evaluation Findings November 2012

FirstStop is an independent, free service offering advice and information to older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life. This report summarises the findings of CCHPR’s third year of independently evaluating the effectiveness of the service and its value for money.

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FirstStop Training Programme Evaluation November 2012

A training programme about housing options for older people was delivered by FirstStop in 2010/11 through Care & Repair England through face to face training, short workshops, a cascade model of training, supporting local exemplar projects to deliver workshops, training locally and production of a set of web-based self training materials. In the financial year […]

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