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 be spread nationally, and adopting and implementing evidence of ‘what works’. An agreed priority area for the […]

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Home truths

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 90% of older people live in mainstream housing and intend to stay there. Yet, Britain has the oldest […]

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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 suggested that while there was little evidence to suggest downsizing could provide […]

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Thinking about buying a home

A guide to the main costs, and sources of help

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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 context, including early conversations and planning for the longer term. Services surrounding the […]

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Making the Housing Connections An interim evaluation of the Silverlinks Programme

Silverlinks is a Care & Repair England initiative which is enabling older people to make more informed decisions about their housing & related care. It is helping to create networks of mutual support whereby older volunteers share their personal housing experience, offering one to one help as well as providing information & advice to other […]

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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 healthy – Living at home with a […]

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Housing for Older People

 

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