Briefing: Care Act Guidance – Making the Connection to Housing

The Care Act 2014 set out the framework for the future provision of adult social care. Rge Departtment of Health has now published the Care and Support Statutory Guidance & associated Regulations, which will come into effect on 15 April 2015. Housing a

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On the Mend – Hospital Discharge Services and the role of Home Improvement Agencies

A guide for service commissioners & providers, this report looks at the range of services broadly referred to as ‘hospital discharge’ or ‘home from hospital’ schemes and examines the policy framework in which these services are expanding and developing. I

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Making your home a better place to live with arthritis

A common concern for people with arthritis is that loss of strength, grip and mobility, together with pain and fatigue, will make it increasingly difficult for them to live independently at home. But with the right support, some changes and adaptations to

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Should I stay or should I go? : National Programme Evaluation 2002-05

Evaluation of a programme that had four key aims. 1. To stimulate the development of sustainable local housing options services 2. To support, monitor and evaluate the local services 3. To develop an evidence base and identify the value of these serv

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Learning to Listen

A report about involving service users in the development and delivery of home improvement agency and related services.

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Small things matter – the key role of handyperson services

This report examines the current provision of small repairs and minor adaptations services being provided by the main older people’s voluntary and community sector organisations in England and highlights options for future service development. It is ai

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Making the Housing Connections: An interim evaluation of the Silverlinks Programme

Silverlinks is a Care & Repair England initiative which is enabling older people to make more informed decisions about their housing & related care. It is helping to create networks of mutual support whereby older volunteers share their personal housi

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Thinking Ahead: housing and related care options in later life

– Help with making appropriate housing choices together – What help is available if you decide it is best for the person you care for to stay at home including: – What can help to support people to live independently – How to make the home safe and hea

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