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Housing options and advice for people in later life: Learning from communities in Leeds This report demonstrates the need for understanding the local context and speak to local communities when developing information and advice services. More than 9

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Primary research into housing options information and advice for people in later life

In October 2017, the Centre for Ageing Better (Ageing Better) entered a five-year partnership with Leeds City Council (LCC) and Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF). Together, they will pilot innovative approaches to ageing, generating new evidence that can

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Thinking about buying a home?

A guide to the main costs, and sources of help

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FirstStop Advice for Older People: An independent evaluation of local services

This report presents the results of an independent evaluation of local housing and care options advice services for older people which are working in partnership with EAC FirstStop and Care & Repair England, with financial support from the Department for C

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HOOP SCDC Pathway Project Trial

The Trial started as an outcome from the DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant) Review carried out in 2016. The Review identified three key findings, the first having a direct relevance to this Trial: 1: New services are needed that consider people’s needs in

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Housing Options Advice for Older People: a self-training kit for advisers

This toolkit provides a broad overview of the housing options in older age. It aims to help generalist advisers, or anyone who works with older people, to develop their knowledge and understanding of housing options for older people.

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The Right-Size Report: Mapping the supply and demand of Britain’s retirement housing in 2017 and beyond

The UK’s lack of attractive retirement housing is forcing older people to stay put in their own homes, despite 4.6 million over-60s saying they’d like to move into specialist developments that better meet their needs and aspirations. The Right-Size Rep

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From Staying Put to Moving On – A new role for Home Improvement Agencies

With the realisation that a great deal of housing wealth is owned by people over the age of 55, down-sizing has become a genuine option for people. The recent DCLG Select Committee inquiry into Housing for Older People also considered the issue and sugges

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