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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Connecting Housing to the Health and Social Care Agenda: a person-centered approach

Adequate and appropriate housing is widely acknowledged to be a crucial underpinning of health and well-being. While the impact of poor housing on health, well-being and quality of life is demonstrable – and the contribution of housing to all these areas

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Preventing Heart Disease & Stroke

Advice and information about self help to minimise the likelihood of developing heart disease and stroke.

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“We know best what we need”

This report (and companion volume ‘I never thought I’d be doing this . .’) look at Anchor’s Local Service Networks in Brighton and Hartlepool, which aim to test the effectiveness of a community development approach to preventative work with older people.

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Preventing Falls

Based on research, this information to help providers to reduce the risk and effect of falls in care homes, and the resources available to do this.

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Summer Wise

Getting through a heat wave

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Being Winter Wise

According to our 2015 poll around one-third of people in the UK aged 65 and over do not heat their home adequately some, most, or all of the time in winter because they worry about paying fuel bills. The implications of this can be severe. Being cold i

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Healthy Living

It’s never too late to think about adopting a healthier lifestyle. That doesn’t mean you suddenly have to change your diet and start spending every day at the gym. Just a few small changes can make a big difference – helping you to feel better, have more

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