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.

I never thought Id be doing this

This report (and companion volume “We know best what we need”) 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. Community development is a planned way of working, which sets out to involve people in their local […]

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Guidelines on producing printed materials that are accessible to people who are blind or partially sighted

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Identifying Targeting Vulnerable Groups

Good practice guide for Home Improvement Agencies about identifying and targeting vulnerable groups. It identifies good practice in identifying people who can face additional barriers to accessing services, and ways to target them.

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If only I had known An evaluation of the local hospital linked pilot projects

This report provides evidence and information about local pilot projects which have been pioneering the integration of housing help into a hospital setting.

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If only I had known Integration of housing help into a hospital setting

This report provides information about policy drivers which support the integration of housing help into a hospital setting will illustrative practice examples and cost benefit analysis of individual cases where housing improvements have saved health and care costs.

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If youre feeling lonely

Most of us will feel lonely at some point but there are some experiences common in older age that can make it more likely. Independent Age’s new advice guide suggests things you could try which could help to reduce loneliness, as well as information about where to look for more help.

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Impact of low fees for care homes in the UK

Results of a postal survey carried out in January and February 2004 by Jane Ball, and commissioned by the RCN. The survey was addressed to nurses who at that time were working in a care home setting, and it primarily sought responses on residents funding for their care home, but also looked at perceptions quality

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Implementing Supporting People A Guide for Support Providers

The Guide reflects current understanding of Supporting People. The main details of the policy are now clear and the Guide covers them. However, at the time of writing, there are still a few areas where the full details are not clear, such as charging. Hence the Guide does not cover them.

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Improvement Drivers in Local Authority Housing

This report examines the factors that have resulted in local authorities (and ALMO’s) significantly improving their performance. The evidence from Audit Commission inspections is examined, and 20 cases are evaluated

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Improving Lives Improving Life A Summary

Summary of research findings of a study launched & sponsored by ECCA and P&G Professional who commissioned Laing & Buisson to conduct interviews with representatives of long term care providers in England, analyse the data & produce the report. This summarises the key findings.

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Improving Lives Improving Life The findings of a study on the key strategic issues facing the long term care for older people sector

As title. The report is based on a study launched by ECCA, & sponsored by P&G Proessional, who commissioned Laing & Buisson to conduct interviews of representatives of long term care providers, analyse the results & produce the report. The main findings show an overall positive tone, with providers open to new ideas & innovative […]

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Improving services and support for older people with mental health problems

The second and final report of a UK enquiry, whose first report ‘Promoting mental health and well-being in later life’ was published in 2006.

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In Debt Help Yourself Out

Tips on how to manage debt, and organisations that can help

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In Good Repair

A guide (produced with help from the Newcastle Older People & Carers Reading Group) for older & disabled people about organising home repairs & adaptations, including help with the costs, finding a builder & organising the work.

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In the driving seat

Although your licence entitlement will expire when you turn 70, this doesn’t automatically mean you have to stop driving – you’ll just need to apply to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to renew it every three years. The renewal form should be sent to you automatically by the DVLA and renewal is free […]

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In your lifetime A vision of housing care and support for an ageing society

The National Housing Federation and its members share a vision of housing, support and care that enhances older people’s ability to live independently for as long as possible. We share a vision of support and care services, which are flexible in their delivery and, most importantly, are based on the needs and aspirations of the […]

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Income in retirement a beginners guide A self training module

This self training module is for people who offer general information and advice to older people, eg. community advice agency volunteers and staff. It is also for older people and those approaching retirement. It will help you to develop your knowledge and skills by increasing your understanding of: ■ the main sources of income & […]

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Income Tax Pensioners

Overview of income tax for pensioners

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Income Tax Factsheet 15

This factsheet gives basic information about Income Tax for older people. It explains tax rates, the main types of income that are not taxable and tax allowances. It also outlines how different sorts of income are taxed and includes some examples of how tax bills are worked out. The figures in this factsheet are correct […]

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Income withdrawal a retirement option for you

This is aimed at people who are approaching or who have reached retirement age, have a pension fund and want to take a tax free lump sum or start drawing an income from it. It explains how income withdrawal works, the advantages and disadvantages, how to get advice on making a decision, and where to […]

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Independent Advocacy

An independent advocate can support you when you are dealing with difficult issues and help you to get the care and support that you need. An advocate helps to ensure that you can express your wishes and views when in contact with authorities like your council or the NHS. This factsheet looks in more detail […]

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Independent advocacy with older people

Independent advocacy is needed so that older people can secure and exercise their rights and choices; ensure that their voices are heard when decisions are made concerning their care and quality of life; and to combat age discrimination and abuse. This report captures the highlights and headlines of the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) UK […]

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Independent Age

This charity helps older people on low incomes to stay independent, by providing a regular income, emergency grants, equipment, volunteers to befriend etc.

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Independent Living Arthritis

Information about who can help, making changes to your home, aids and adaptations, mobility, technology and security, personal assistance, and welfare benefits

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Independent Park Home Advisory Service website

Independent Park Home Advisoory Service (IPHAS) is a voluntary organisation that offers advice and information to anyone considering Mobile/Park Home Living, and to anyone already living on a residential Mobile Home Park.

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Information Communication Technology and Residents of Sheltered Housing

A report of a day workshop held by and for practicioners to examine how sheltered housing can offer a stimulating environment wherein ICT may be introduced to older people. The Report gives brief outlines of 6 case study projects presented to the workshop plus a good practice guide drawn from the experiences gained.

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Information about Telephones

Information on help available towards the cost of installing and using a telephone and other services available for older and disabled people.

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Information advice and advocacy for older people

This study explores information, advice and advocacy services for older people. Services providing information, advice and advocacy are crucially important in promoting older people’s independence. The current context of government initiatives such as Link Age and the growing grassroots advocacy movement of older people make this report both timely and significant. The report looks at […]

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Informing the business case for a FreeSpace model

FreeSpace aims to create a revenue stream by renovating and renting out an older person’s home. The Council pays for the renovations and manages the letting – usually renting it to family in the borough who are in temporary accommodation. The income generated pays for the older person to rent somewhere with the support, location […]

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Inrtermediate Care Services within Extra Care Sheltered Housing in Maidenhead

Housing LIN Case Study no 14. Example of an integrated intermediate care service providing short term, intensive support and assistance combined with the facilities and services offered by extra care housing

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Instructions for my nextofkin and executors upon my death

Proforma to complete to inform your next-of-kin and executor/s after your death about your affairs . Includes sections to complete about what documentation etc you have and where they can be found.

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Internet Access and Online Services for Older People Living in Sheltered Housing

Report on a small scale study that explored how older people in sheltered homes use the internet and how they and their carers feel about onlilne service access

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Introducing Arthritis

An overview of arthritis and rheumatism. The causes, symtoms, andf treatment for arthritis

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Introduction to the Financial Services Authority information for consumers

Explains the role of the FSA, the independent watchdog that regulates financial services in the UK and protects the rights of retail customers. Also explains the financial services not covered & the organisations that do regulate them.

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