Homelessness factsheet 89

This factsheet explains what help is available if you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, for example because of a tenancy ending or relationship breakdown. It looks at common causes of homelessness and what to do in each case, what to do if you urgently need a place to stay, and the criteria you […]

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Healthy Living Looking after yourself physically and mentally

We could all benefit from being healthier – and it’s never too late to start. Our bodies were made to move, and it’s a myth that getting older means an end to being active. Looking after yourself doesn’t have to mean working up a sweat or joining a gym – just a few small changes […]

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Specialist housing for older people Factsheet 64

This factsheet gives information about housing intended specifically for older people, usually aimed at those over 55 or 60. Specialist housing for older people comes in many different forms and we cannot cover all of these here. However, a common model is housing set out in a scheme of around 20 to 40 self-contained flats […]

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Housing Options Different types of housing to suit your needs

Many of us find that as we get older we start to think more about where we live. Do you want to stay where you are, but could do with some support to make life easier? Would repairs or adaptations make it more comfortable? Perhaps you’re thinking about moving somewhere smaller or nearer to family […]

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Home safety checker Staying safe around the house

It’s important that we feel safe in our homes, yet more accidents happen at home than anywhere else. This leaflet contains checklists that will help you identify and resolve any possible safety risks, and help prevent accidents. Throughout this leaflet you will find suggestions for organisations that can give further information and advice about your […]

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Antisocial behaviour in housing Factsheet 9

This factsheet is about anti-social behaviour that takes place in the home or neighbourhood. It includes information on noisy neighbours, hedge disputes and harassment. It is primarily aimed at people experiencing anti-social behaviour but there is information if you are accused of antisocial behaviour in section 12. The information given in the factsheet is applicable […]

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Living together in a cohousing community

In a ‘cohousing’ development residents live as part of a community, making decisions together and supporting each other. We consider whether such arrangements could help older people stay independent for longer, and chat to an older resident at the Threshold Centre in Dorset who shares his thoughts on the highs and lows of community living. […]

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Money matters A practical guide to your everyday money

This guide is designed to help you take a look at your finances and identify your needs. It suggests questions to ask and ways to find the right accounts and policies for you.

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