Home Is Best: Live Life Your Way

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Developing integrated, impartial information and advice about housing and related care and finance: A guide for commissioners

This guide is based on the experience of EAC FirstStop working with local FirstStop partners. It offers commissioners model clauses which can be used in specifications describing services providing housing and related care and finance advice for people in

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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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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 mo

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Living Longer, Living Well in Warwickshire: Adding value to people’s lives

Written by Elizabeth Phillips, MBE, Chief Executive of Age UK Warwickshire, and Danaë Sheridan, Chair of the Warwickshire Older People’s Forum, this blog for the Housing LIN sets out how the Third Sector in Warwickshire are working in partnership with sta

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Evidencing the case for FirstStop Advice for Older People

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) is evaluating the FirstStop service. This paper reflects on the achievements of the service between 1st April 2011 and end of March 2012.

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Market Assessment of Housing Options for Older People

Shelter and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation asked us to carry out a market assessment of older people’s housing in England: both specialist retirement developments and mainstream housing suitable for people aged 55 and above. In response, this study add

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Information, advice and advocacy for older people

This study explores information, advice and advocacy services for older people. Services providing information, advice and advocacy are crucially important in promoting older people’s independence. The current context of government initiatives such as L

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