FirstStop Local Partner Value for Money Case Studies, July 2012

This report explores the progress of four of the local housing options services which are partially funded by FirstStop. The report analyses their successes and challenges and looks at a sample of the client cases they have dealt with to analyse the poten

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Understanding the second-hand 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. Draw

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FirstStop Evaluation : Report on progress of the funded local partners 2013/14

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 po

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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 wer

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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

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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 loo

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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 housi

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FirstStop Evaluation: FirstStop Somerset West Care and Repair value for money case study, December 2011

Somerset Housing Options for Older People is a county wide project which provides training and information about the housing options for older people in the county of Somerset to health, housing and care professionals, older people and community activists

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