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.

Facing the cost of long term care – Towards a sustainable funding system

One in a series of publications by JRF; this one brings together a series of discussions of an advisory group established by JRF to steer its ongoing work on care funding.

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Fair terms for care

A guide to unfair terms in privately funded care home contracts, to enable someone to decide whether the terms of their care home contract is fair. It explains what a contract should include, and what sort of unfair terms may be within the detail

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Feet Footwear & Arthritis

Information about specific foot problems, treatment & appropriate footwear

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Fight the Flu

Explanation of what Flu is, how it spreads, the symptoms, vaccination, what to do if you get it and how ro avoid getting it.

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Fight The Freeze

Information for older people living in Scotland on severe weather, heating and fuel bills, with useful phone numbers.

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Finding a place to live

This guide provides information about housing options in England and Wales. It explains how to get temporary accommodation and how to find a more permanent home.

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Finding help at home (Factsheet 6)

As you get older you may find that you have increasing difficulty managing your daily tasks at home. This factsheet gives an overview of the kind of practical help that may be available to enable you to remain in your own home as safely and comfortably as

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Finding out about volunteering

How to find out which organisations are looking for volunteers, what king of opportunities there are, what happens when you make contact, costs, and what to expect.

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Finding the right home for you (FS15)

This factsheet aims to provide you with general information about the various housing options that may be available to you. You will also find guidance and suggestions on how to identify a property that may be suitable for your future needs in later l

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Finding, choosing and funding a care home (FS 29)

In this factsheet we consider a number of issues related to finding suitable care home accommodation including types of homes, how to identify the right home for you and funding of care home placements. Details are provided of other Age UK factsheets

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Fire

It is important for us all to be aware of possible fire hazards around the home and to take sensible precautions to protect ourselves and our homes. This leaflet gives you advice on how to do it.

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Fire safety in the home

Information and advice covering smoke alarms, kitchen safety, pan fires, electric plugs cables & blankets, portable heaters, lights, furniture, cigarettes and candles. Explanation of what to do if a fire starts, and advice on doing a home fire safety chec

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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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First Stop Care Advice Service – Business Plan 2008 – 2011

This document outlines the key features of the One Stop Care Advice Service (OSCA) such as its aims, why it is needed, the method of service delivery, the operational and financial implications. It is set up by four organisations working in collaboration:

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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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FirstStop Advice: An overview of our services

FirstStop specialises in providing older people with information and advice on housing and care options, as well as related financial matters. This document provides a brief overview of what our national telephone Advice Line service does and how we do

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FirstStop Evaluation : Report on progress of the funded local partners 2013/14

This report explores the progress of the local housing options services which are currently funded by FirstStop. It analyses their successes and challenges to date. The next phase of the research will look at a sample of the client cases to analyse the po

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FirstStop Evaluation : Summary to DCLG

Evaluation of FirstStop by Cambridge University commenced in November 2009. This report provides a brief synopsis of findings to date in each of the four broad areas the evaluation has covered: 1. Outcomes for service users 2. The FirstStop model

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FirstStop Evaluation Report 2011/12 : Monitoring the national and local FirstStop service

FirstStop Advice is an independent, free service offering advice and information for older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Big Lott

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FirstStop Evaluation: FirstStop Somerset West Care and Repair value for money case study, December 2011

Somerset Housing Options for Older People is a county wide project which provides training and information about the housing options for older people in the county of Somerset to health, housing and care professionals, older people and community activists

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FirstStop Evaluation: FirstStop Warwickshire value for money case study, December 2011

This report from the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research analyses the value for money (VFM) of the FirstStop Warwickshire service. It is part of an ongoing project. VFM is always based on a combination of research evidence and assumptions b

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FirstStop Evaluation: National & Local Findings, June 2011

This report summarises the findings of an evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice service for older people conducted by the University of Cambridge. This particular report considers the successes of and challenges faced by the initiative

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FirstStop Evaluation: Phase 1 Summary Report, March 2010

FirstStop Advice is a service providing information and advice about care and housing options in later life to older people, their families and carers. An expansion of FirstStop Advice was supported by DCLG from March 2009, and soon afterwards the The Ca

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FirstStop Evaluation: Phase 2 Source Document, June 2011

A comprehensive report on the development and operation of the FirstStop Advice service. Includes aims and objectives, methodology, findings and analysis and covering both national and local FirstStop services, and a value for money analysis. (All extract

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FirstStop Evaluation: Phase 2 Summary, June 2011

Summary of the findings of an independent evaluation of FirstStop Advice between November 2009 and June 2011, including key successes, challenges and the future.

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FirstStop Evaluation: The Local Partnerships, June 2011

This report details the findings of an evalutaion conducted by the University of Cambridge of the local projects of the FirstStop information and advice service for older people.

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FirstStop Housing Options Report – intro pages

An overview of housing options, intended to be combined with a bespoke accommodation listing to produce a FirstStop client ‘Housing Options Report’. Contents are: 1.Introduction 2.To move or not to move 3.Helping you to stay put 4.Moving on 5.She

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FirstStop Local Partner Value for Money Case Studies, July 2012

This report explores the progress of four of the local housing options services which are partially funded by FirstStop. The report analyses their successes and challenges and looks at a sample of the client cases they have dealt with to analyse the poten

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FirstStop local partners: costs and potential savings to public budgets of client casework 2014

This report explores the costs and benefits of a sample of cases dealt with by the FirstStop local partners providing housing options services to older people. It focuses on the intensive level three casework data provided by the local partners. It loo

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FirstStop Moving Home Service

Every situation is unique. We tailor our service to reflect your specific requirements. Flexible – we do as much or as little as you want, including facilitating disposal, sale or recycling of unwanted items.

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FirstStop Training Programme Evaluation, November 2012

A training programme about housing options for older people was delivered by FirstStop in 2010/11 through Care & Repair England through face to face training, short workshops, a cascade model of training, supporting local exemplar projects to deliver work

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FirstStop: Advice for older people

A 1/4 A4, 2 sided, promotional flyer about FirstStop Advice. Flags 3 main advice areas – housing, care and finance: – Do you need advice or information about housing or care options? – Advice about paying for care? – Information about services to help

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FirstStop: Advice for Older People

Promotional flyer for FirstStop Advice featuring main areas of advice offered – Care, Housing, Finance, Rights – and using text “Are you looking for advice or information about careor housingoptions? Advice about paying for care? Or help getting the suppo

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Fitter Feet

Trouble with your feet?; looking after your feet; simple foot care; exercise your feet; common foot problems; how to contact a chiropodist; helpful addresses.

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Focus on Older People

A profile of the ageing population in the UK, covering geographic distribution, living arrangements, housing, labour market, income, travel, life expectancy, health & caring and lifestyles.

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Food Should Be Fun & Healthy

Information and advice on everyday healthy eating, and features the need to balance groups of foods, fat, salt, alcohol, shopping, recipes, eating out, and losing weight

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Foundation for Assistive Technology website

Assistive technology is any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled and older people. The FAST website can connect people to find assistive technology (AT) solutions, and to do this there is a comprehensive database of AT research

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Free Services for gas and electricity customers across the UK

A guide to the free services available and who is eligible to claim them. Help includes password protection scheme, meter reading, moving meters, gas checks, special controls and adapters.

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Freedom Pass

Website containing information about the “freedom pass” for people aged 60 years and over who live in London, enabling them to travel on public transport at no cost

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Frequently Asked Questions about Housing (Bengali version)

Frequently asked questions and answers about housing, in Bengali language

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Frequently Asked Questions about Housing (Gujarati Version)

Frequently asked questions and answers about housing, written in Gujarati

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Frequently Asked Questions about Housing (Punjabi Version)

Frequently asked questions and answers about housing, written in the Punjabi language

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Frequently Asked Questions about Housing (Urdu Version)

Frequently asked questions and answers about housing, in the Urdu language

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From Barriers to Bridges

A guide for volunteer involving organisations on overcoming the barrers to volunteer involvement. It outlines the barriers, how to bridge them, and how to retain volunteers. It includes a sample equal opportunities policy.

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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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FSA guide to making a complaint about financial services

comprehensive guide about complaints about financiual services

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Funding Adaptations to the home: A guide for homeowners

Homeowners guide to funding major adaptations in Scotland

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Funding Adaptations to the home: A guide for private tenants

Private tenants guide to funding major adaptations in Scotland

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Funding in Extra Care Housing

Overview of the principal ways Extra Care Housing developments are financed, reviewing sources of capital funding, modelling of a scheme’s economic viability, and revenue funding

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Funding Long-term Care for Older People

Briefing paper focusing on the options for funding long-term care and the lessons that can be drawn from other countries experiences.

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Future HIA project – Connecting with health and care

A look at the work of Home Improvement Agencies in relation to health and social care services, with examples of existing good practice from around the country.

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Future Housing for Older People

Report on research that identifies potential catalysts that may trigger a move in the future, as attitudes change with increasing aspirations and expectations for choice.

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Futurecare@home: A collection of papers for the Housing LIN

A collection of papers for the Housing LIN by Nigel Appleton, Peter Colebrook, Dr Ian Donald, Alan Kell, Moyra Riseborough, Georgina and John Truscott, edited by Jeremy Porteus

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