Support and help for carers (FS14)

Help is available, particularly from your local authority social services department who can carry out an assessment of your needs as a carer and, subject to the outcome of that assessment and available resources, provide some support to help you in your

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Extra Care Housing (FS10)

Extra care housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care, meals and 24-hour support available for those that need it. Extra care housing can be rented from the council or a housing association, purchased leasehold or as shared owner-ship from

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First Contact Schemes: Extent and Impact

FirstContact schemes are local collaborative schemes directed principally at ‘vulnerable’ people in the community. The main aim of the schemes is to ensure that people who, for whatever reason, are excluded and/or vulnerable are able to access the advice

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Assessment and care services from your local council

If you’re finding it difficult to manage everyday tasks at home, you have a right to ask your council’s adult social services department to assess your support needs. This factsheet explains how to ask for a care needs assessment and what support servi

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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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Making your home a better place to live if you have a long term condition

This online guide is for people diagnosed with a long-term health condition in later life. The most common conditions include arthritis, heart disease, respiratory diseases, macular disease and stroke. It focuses on the impact of these conditions on da

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Home Is Best: Live Life Your Way

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Thinking Ahead: Housing, Care & Related Finance in Later Life

This workbook is intended as a “teach yourself” resource for older people, their families, carers or professionals who would like a basic knowledge of housing & care options in later life. Home is important. It is where we spend most of our time, part

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