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.

Language Line website

Organisation that provides a translation service and a 24 hour interpreting service to public sector organisations

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Later Life Research & Enterprise: Unlocking opportunities in the later life market

Later Life Research and Enterprise (LLR) is a unique collective of five specialised organisations focused on older householders as consumers. Our expertise embraces housing, health and wellbeing, home and leisure and social and economic activity, demograp

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Learn more about Asthma

Advice & information about asthma, the symptoms, treatment, alleviation of symptoms, keeping healthy, & helpful foods.

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Learn More about Cystitis

Information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & prevention of cystitis

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Learn more about Diabetes

Advice & information about Diabetes, the symptoms, treatment, prevention of complications, diet, and travel.

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Learning in Later Life

Information on the benefits of learning, overcoming the obstacles, the range of opportunities, and how to find information about learning opportunities

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Learning in Later Life – moving into 2006

Briefing paper that outlines the issues around learning provision for older people

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Learning to Listen

A report about involving service users in the development and delivery of home improvement agency and related services.

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LEASE website

Wesite of the Leasehold Advisory Service, an independent advice agency, which provides free advice to leaseholders, landlords, professional advisers etc about the law affecting residential leaseholders

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Leasehold Retirement Housing – Your rights and remedies

This guide is for older people living in retirement housing schemes who are leaseholders of their property. It is intended to provide a guide to the various procedures available to remedy problems with the management of the scheme. It also provides inform

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Least-use Assistive Technology in Dementia Care – Housing LIN Case Study no.3

Example of an extra care housing facility for older people with dementia, that based on a philosophy of promoting and maximising independence.

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Ledbury Community Health and Care Centre

Case Study 35 describes the development of the Centre and identifies some lessons to be drawn from experience to date

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Legal Arrangements for Managing Financial Affairs

A guide to legal arrangments such as power of Attorney, appointees, trusts etc. It briefly outlines the various methods of administration available and the procedures involved

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Leisure Ideas

Ideas to help you enjoy and make the most of your retirement. Even if you can’t find anything in it that you’d like to do, it might give you some ideas for other activities you’d like to get involved in.

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Lending some comfort: Funding for repairs and adaptations

Examines the role of home improvement agencies in assisting their clients to fund repairs, adaptations and improvements to their homes using a variety of possible routes.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender: Planning for later life

Many of the issues related to planning for later life are similar whether you are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but some matters may need special consideration. The legal context has changed in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and tra

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Letting go without giving up: continuing to care for the person with dementia

This booklet is aimed at carers who want to continue their involvement in the lives of the people they have cared for, even if they are no longer responsible for their day-to-day physical care needs.

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Life & Living magazine

Named as one of the PPA’s top 100 magazine moments from the last 100 years, Life & Living is packed with fascinating features and inspiring stories of people celebrating later life, whatever their age.

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Life Long Learning

Newsletter containing articles promoting the need for life long learning opportunities.

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Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods – A National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society

This strategy, giving older people greater choice, sets out the government’s vision for meeting the growing housing demands of an ageing population and ways to meet the changing lifestyle needs and aspirations of current and future generations of older pe

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Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods – A User’s Guide

Published by the Housing LIN and HOPDEV, these leaflets explore key aspects of the Government’s housing strategy for an ageing society – Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods. Aimed at planners, commissioners and providers of health, social care and ho

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Linking the Evidence-base to Outcomes: a consultation study for Essex County Council’s Older Persons Housing Strategy

This study provides an example of how key data on the household characteristics of older people can inform and underpin local planning strategies and documents such as Housing Strategies for Older People, Housing Market Assessments, Suppporting People Str

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Live at Home scheme

Independence, health, support, good company…these are all things that we value at any time in our lives. And when you live in your own home, it can be especially important to know you have a support network on your doorstep, geared towards your area, your

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Live safely and well at home

This updated brochure, previously titled ‘A fresh approach to later life’, explains how FirstStop Advice can help you explore your housing and care options and how to fund and pay for accommodation or services you need. Sections include Inside FirstSto

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Living Alone Safely

Advice on concerns with security, safety and emergencies, difficulties with managing, looking after oneself and getting around, keeping warm in winter and living on a single income.

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Living Alone with Parkinsons

Advice and information to help people living alone with Parkinsons Disease. It includes practical aids, domestic services, financial matters, safety issues, practical tips, & emotional and psychological issues

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Living at Hartrigg Oaks : residents views of the UK’s first continuing care retirement community

This report draws on the experience of the residents, including their reasons for moving there, the location, community, amenities, satisfaction etc.

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Living in the past: A guide to Dementia care at home

This guide has been put together to help you cope with the changes Dementia brings to your lives, and the lives of loved ones who are living with Dementia. It contains Dementia care ‘top tips’ and advice, and lots of information about how Dementia af

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Living longer – remaining independent (FS24)

A leaflet intended to help anyone approaching advancing years to think about what measures might be taken to anticipate or prevent problems in later life with the ultimate aim of enabling you to remain in control of your life and stay as independent as po

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Living Longer, Living Well in Warwickshire: Adding value to people’s lives

Written by Elizabeth Phillips, MBE, Chief Executive of Age UK Warwickshire, and Danaë Sheridan, Chair of the Warwickshire Older People’s Forum, this blog for the Housing LIN sets out how the Third Sector in Warwickshire are working in partnership with sta

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Living Made Easy

Living made easy is an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment and other aspects of independent living. It has been developed by the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity with 40 years’ experience in providi

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Living on the Edge

Enabling older owner occupiers with moderate learning disabilities to live independently

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Living Safely & Well at Home

This updated booklet, first produced as part of a “Live safely and well at home” project funded by Nationwide, is a practical guide to improving your home to make it safer and healthier. As we get older the condition of our home becomes increasingly im

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Living together in a cohousing community

In a ‘cohousing’ development residents live as part of a community, making decisions together and supporting each other. We consider whether such arrangements could help older people stay independent for longer, and chat to an older resident at the Thresh

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Living Well with Dementia – A National Dementia Strategy

The aim of the strategy is to ensure that significant imporvements are made to dementia services across three key areas: improved awareness, earlier diagnosis and intervention, and a higher quality of care

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Living Well with Dementia – A National Dementia Strategy – Accessible Summary

Summary, accessible version of the full-length National Dementia Strategy, about the Government’s plans for improving health and social care services in England for everyone with dementia and their carers

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Living with dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia can come as a shock. This factsheet explains more about the different types of dementia and the help available to you to support and maintain your independence. It also contains helpful information about dementia for your fam

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Living with health difficulties

As we age, we’re more likely to experience ill-health or disability. This factsheet explains what help and support might be available to you and gives practical tips for managing your condition.

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Living with Osteoarthritis

comprehensive information and advice for people who have osteoarthritis, to help them understand the diagnosis, potential treatment, and to help them cope with daily living

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Information about rheumatoid arthritis and different approaches to tackling the condition.

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Local Integrated Service Trusts – A Sustainable Funding Model to Deliver Extra Care Housing?

With a recent Social Care White Paper setting out a new direction for adult social care, this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 27 explains how Local Integrated Service Trusts could provide a sustainable vehicle for effective joint ventures between local authoriti

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Local welfare assistance schemes and the Social Fund

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 complai

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Looking for Rented Housing

Information for those considering moving into rented accommodation. Discusses subjects such as applying for council and housing association housing, private renting, sheltered housing, extra care sheltered housing, and housing for disabled people.

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Losing your Home

Information for people who have nowhere to live, or who are facing homelessness. It explains the role of the Council, where to go if you need somewhere to stay urgently, and what can be done if a landlord wants to evict you or is harrassing you.

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