Information & downloads concerning caring for the elderly. Either browse using the A-Z listing, or enter keywords to locate specific items. Alternatively you can browse for information by subject matter, or by publisher.

EAC FirstStop bespoke client care options report sample

A general introduction to care homes, how to locate a suitable one and how to afford the fees, plus information about selected care homes for a FirstStop client living in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

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EAC FirstStop bespoke client housing options sample report

A general introduction to types of specialist housing and housing with care for older people, plus information about selected housing schemes for a FirstStop client living near Leeds, west Yorkshire.

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EAC FirstStop Home from Hospital Tool

An online resource designed to inform you of the support and assistance that may be available to you following a stay in hospital.

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EAC FirstStop Local Partners Programme 201316

A review of a two and a half year programme during with EAC FirstStop was able to channel DCLG grant funding to local information and advice agencies to develop or enhance free, independent and integrated housing and care advice services, to evidence their impact and secure their longer term survival.

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EAC FirstStop Local Partnerships A framework for working jointly to deliver housing and care options advice to the FirstStop model

FirstStop aims to expand the provision of good quality, integrated, independent and impartial information and advice for older people covering housing, care and related financial matters. This document expands on the aims of FirstStop Advice, the benefits of becoming a FirstStop partner and the commitments that are expected in return.

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EAC FirstStop National and Local Partnerships 201516

These pages are an appendix to a recently published independent evaluation report on FirstStop local services – “FirstStop Advice for Older People: An independent evaluation of local services” – and accompanying summary “Making the Case: FirstStop Advice Summary Brochure”. Both the full and summary reports present the results of an independent evaluation of local housing […]

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EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2010

A report on the new national Housing for Older People Awards – the first awards ever to be nominated by the residents of sheltered and retirement housing. The Awards celebrate housing for older people in all its forms and give residents the opportunity to tell us what matters to them about where they live.

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EAC response to Law Commission consultation on event fees Jan 2016

Some residential leases require the leaseholder to pay a fee when they resell the property, sub-let it, and on certain other events. ‘Event fees’ are common in specialist housing for older people. In its report of 2013, the Office of Fair Trading concluded that some terms were potentially unfair contract terms, that there was a […]

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Easier Living A Guide for Older and Disabled People Living in London

Information on gadgets to help with simple things such as opening tins, reaching into corners or carrying things, adapting the home with specially designed stairlifts, banisters, baths, etc. and making the home safer.

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Eco Housing Taking Extra Care with environmentally friendly design

This summarises the current policy & legislative context for “green” and “intelligent” housing. It presents examples of extra care and general needs housing developments incorporating such technology, and looks at possible future directions. It also includes a useful checklist of things to consider. It is adapted from an article in Building magazine (Dec 2004). Factsheet […]

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Economics of the Park Homes Industry

Comprehensive and independent examination of the economics of the Park Homes industry, & range of income sources available to Park owners together with options for their remuneration.Report commissioned by OPDM & the Welsh Assembly

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Effective Resident Involvement and Consultation in Sheltered Housing

Report of a working group tasked to identify ways to make a positive difference to the lives of people living in sheltered housing, now and in the future. It was also required to address some of the explicit concerns made by older people about how the changes in sheltered housing were being introduced. Involvement and […]

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Elder Abuse the Law in Scotland

An overview of current law on elder abuse as it relates to Scotland

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emarketplaces for care and care information

This paper aims to explore operating models of an online marketplace of housing and care and current websites with care information, review their service, make comparisons with EAC’s HousingCare site, where appropriate, and make recommendations on further work to develop online care and support advice and information.

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Employment Work Opportunities for Older People

Newsletter with series of briefing articles promoting the need for learning and employment opportunities for older people

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Enabling Older People to Live Safely Well at Home A self training module for health care support staff

This self training module is for people who visit older people at home eg. health care staff, care workers, hospital visitors and voluntary sector to give general advice on a range of topics. It will help you to develop your knowledge and skills by increasing your understanding of: ■ the effects of poor housing on […]

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Energy Efficiency Fuel Poverty

The role of HIAs that are well placed to deliver services that can contribute to health & social care objectives. In recognition of the links between poor housing and poor health, HIAs can assist in creating energy efficient homes.

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Enhancing Housing Choices for People with Learning Disabilities

This paper expalins the range of accommodation options for people with a leaning disability. It is aimed at workers who give them advise and support to adentify their housing choices.

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Equal Opportunities dealing with discrimination

Explanation of the laws to protect people from discrimination & what can be done if someone is discriminated against. It covers the types of discrimination, the Human Rights Act, and includes discrimination because of age, religious beliefs, or being gay/lesbain.

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Equal Opportunities dealing with discrimination

Explanation of the laws to protect people from discrimination, and what can be done if you are discriminated against. It covers sex discrimination as well as discrimination because of religious beliefs, age, and lesbain and gay people

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Equipment for Daily Living

Information for people with a sensory or physical disability about equipment for use in the home that can help. The kind of equipment available is described, how to find out more & get or buy it, adaptations to the home & the role of Home Improvement Agencies.

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Equity Release and incomerelated benefits Oct 2006

Considers issues to be taken into account by anyone considering releasing equity from their home.

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Equity release Deciding whether equityrelease is right for you

This factsheet provides information about different types of equity release, such as lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans. It includes information on: ⚫ what to consider before deciding on a particular product ⚫ equity release regulations and safeguards ⚫ how to choose an adviser. Information is also given on sale and rent back schemes, which […]

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Equity release FS29

Many older people consider releasing equity in their property in order to improve their financial situation; this factsheet helps to identify the various options available and important things to consider before making such an arrangement.

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Essex County Council Older Persons Housing Strategy

Case Study 28 is an executive summary of a full report titled “Linking the Evidence-base to Outcomes”.

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Estate Management Boards

This information sheet explains what Estate Management Boards (EMB’s) are, what they do, and the advantages & disadvantages

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Estimation Future Requirements for Extra Care Housing in Swindon

Case Study 21 shows how one Unitary Authority has developed and utilised a tool to help inform a strategy for housing, support and care for older people.

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Ethnic Minorities in Britain

Facts about the ethnic minority population in Britain, taken from the 1991 census

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Evaluation of St Germains Grange

An evaluation of an extra care housing development in Marske-by-the-Sea, developed by Anchor Trust.

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Evaluation of St Germains Grange Executive Summary

An evaluation of an extra care housing development in Marske-by-the-Sea, developed by Anchor Trust.

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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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Executive Summary Understanding the factors that can influence the resale values of newlybuilt retirement properties

Executive summary of a report, written by Elderly Accommodation Counsel, considering the resale values of traditional retirement housing-with-support, built between 1995 and 2018.

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Exploring experiences of shared ownership housing reconciling owning and renting

This report provides findings from ‘crisis moments’, a Leverhulme Trust funded research project. The research comprised: a series of 71 in-depth interviews that explored shared owners’ experiences in London, the South-East and East of England; 20 in-depth interviews with providers and stakeholders; and a total of six weeks’ observation in two housing associations, examining the […]

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Exportable Benefits

Information for older UK citizens living in Spain about entitlement to the state pension, pension credit, winter fuel allowance, invalidity allowances, and bereavement benefits.

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Extra care housing

Extra care housing is a specialist type of housing designed with older people in mind. It allows people to live independently while getting the care and support they need. This factsheet explains what extra care housing is, how to access it and how to pay for it.

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Extra Care Housing and older people with functional mental health problems

An overview of developing and managing Extra Care housing for people with mental health problems. It focusses on older people who have a long-standing functional Mental Health problem such as depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety as they get older. Factsheet 15

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Extra Care Housing Development Planning Control and Management

This guide aims to support urban and regional planning professionals engaged in forward planning and development management to respond to the growing demand for extra care housing in England

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Extra Care Housing for Older People An introduction for commissioners

The purpose of this document is to provide an introduction to the field for those from a variety of professional backgrounds and organisations who may be working together to commission new patterns of provision.

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Extra Care Housing FS10

Extra care housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care, meals and 24-hour support available for those that need it. Extra care housing can be rented from the council or a housing association, purchased leasehold or as shared owner-ship from a housing association. Extra care housing is sometimes called very sheltered housing, close […]

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Extra Care Housing Models and Older Homeless People

The role of extra care housing models, intermediate care and hospital discharge arrangements in providing and accessing housing, care and support for older people who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness. Factsheet 16

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Extra Care Housing Training Workforce Competencies Executive Summary

Summary of the report outlining a research set of competencies which local authorities, registered social landlords (RSL), voluntary and independent sector providers of extra care housing may wish to use in defining the tasks and duties of scheme managers.

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Extra Care Housing Training Workforce Competencies Report

the report outlines a researched set of competencies which local authorities, registered social landlords (RSL), voluntary and independent sector providers of extra care housing may wish to use in defining the tasks and duties of scheme managers.

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Extra Care Housing What is it

Essential basic information about extra care housing, explains the various forms of this type of housing, describes the key ingredients and the central principles.

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Extra Care Strategic Developments in East Sussex Housing LIN Case Study no2

Some of the key issues involved in partnership-based strategic planning for extra care in East Sussex. A small conversion from sheltered housing and a larger new scheme catering for a range of use. Different management models are briefly discussed.

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Extra Care Strategic Developments in North Yorkshire Housing LIN Case Study no1

A snapshot view of partnership-based strategic planning for extra care in North Yorkshire, highlighting the variety of issues that need consideration in a large and mostly rural area. One recent scheme and one in progress are described.

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Extra help at home

Extra help at home is packed with the facts and tips you need to stay independent in the home you love and stop your relatives worrying.

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Extra help with essential costs if youre on a low income

If you’re on a low income and have to meet the cost of unplanned expenses, you may be eligible for a payment from the Social Fund or your local council to help. This factsheet explains what you may be eligible for, how payments are made and how to complain if you feel you’re turned down […]

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Extra help with essential costs if youre on a low income

If your income is low, it can be hard to meet unexpected essential costs. You might be able to get help with some of these expenses from your local council, the government’s Social Fund or a charity grant. This factsheet explains some of the options, whether you might qualify and how to apply.

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