Older People & Social Networking

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 29 challenges the view that social networks are only for younger people. In fact, more older people than ever are using social networks; and not just to keep up with what their friends and family are up to. Social networks ar

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Homesharing (FS27)

Homesharing can be a cost effective way of finding accommodation and receiving care. This factsheet discusses what homesharing is, what the pros and cons are, and how much it can cost.

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Pets As Therapy

This organisation arranges theraputic visits to hospitals, care homes and similar institutions, by volunteers with their own friendly, temperament-tested and vaccinated dogs and cats, to benefit those who can no longer keep pets, or have their pet with th

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Cats Protection website

Charity website providing advice & information about cats, & their services that include how to adopt or rehouse a cat and possible financial help with neutering a cat and veterinary treatment.

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The Blue Cross website

Website of The Blue Cross, the pets charity. They offer to find homes for pets, offer a Pet Bereavement Support Service, & veterinary treatment for pet owners on means tested benefits or low incomes.

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Homeshare International website

Information about Homeshare International, which promotes homesharing, i.e. whereby a householder offers accommodation in exchange for an agreed level of help, such as help with household tasks and/or some financial help

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Contact the Elderly website

Website of Contact the Elderly, a charity which links volunteers to lonely and isolated older people. Arranges monthly tea parties.

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