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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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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Live at Home scheme

Independence, health, support, good company…these are all things that we value at any time in our lives. And when you live in your own home, it can be especially important to know you have a support network on your doorstep, geared towards your area, your

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Royal Voluntary Service: making a difference every step of the way

Since 1938, our volunteers have supported millions in need. Today, we help older people who are lonely, isolated and in need of support. Royal Voluntary Service: making a difference every step of the way.

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All our futures…Housing for ageing

In the Spring of 2015 leading figures from the housing and ageing sectors came together at a summit to map out the actions required to address the critical issue of housing for an ageing population. This report summarises the key messages that emerged fro

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What is Homeshare?

In Homeshare, someone who needs a small amount of help to live independently in their own home is matched with someone who has a housing need and can provide support or companionship. These pages outline the benefits of Homeshare and provides details o

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Ageing Well at Home

The simple aspiration of the majority of older people is to live safely and well at home. Most older people are happy where they live. They need either no help or ‘just that little bit of help’ to stay living independently in their ordinary home. En

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Hospital 2 Home

Highlights the key role of housing in enabling an independent and healthy later life and offers practical ideas to support a joint approach across sectors and professions. Provides essential information for people working in health, housing, social care

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