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.

MacMillan Cancer Support

Expert information and advice about cancer, the lates news about cancer services, helpful organisations and publications,

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Maintaining independence in later life

Report, based on interviews with older people, about the need to maintain independence in the home or more appropriate accommodation

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Make the most of your sight: Improve the lighting in your home

Explains good practice by giving ideas, hints and tips on how to light your home effectively with different types of household and task lighting, and the potential benefits for people experiencing sight loss. At the end of the guide you will find details

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Making a Will (Factsheet 7)

This factsheet explains what you should think about before making your will; how to decide whether to use a solicitor; and how to make sure that the will is effective and your wishes are carried out. It includes information about choosing executors, fin

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Making Decisions : A guide for family, friends and any other unpaid carers

A guide for use by anyone who voluntarily helps to care for an adult who has impaired mental incapacity. It expalins what the law (Mental Capacity Act 2005) says about mental incapacity, how decisions about finance, health etc should be made, the role of

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Making Decisions : A guide for people who work in health and social care

A guide for care professionals and volunteers involved in the care of adults who need support to make decisions – due to dementia, mental health problems or any other illness or injury which affects the person’s mental capacity. It explains the Mental Cap

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Making Decisions : The Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) Service

IMCA is a new type of statutory advocacy introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which gives some people who lack capacity a right to receive support from an IMCA.The lack came into force in England & Wales in 2007. In England, Local Authorities commi

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Making Decisions about your health, welfare or finance: Who decides when you can’t?

A guide for people who wish to prepare for possible future mental incapacity. It explains what the law says about mental incapacity, how decisions should be made on financial, health and other matters, the role of doctors, lawyers and where to get expert

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Making housing advice work for older people

Report on a one day conference held on 23rd November 2003, organised by HOPDEV, the joint ODPM / Dept. of Health Housing and Older People Development Group.

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MAKING IT REAL: Marking progress towards personalised, community based support

Think Local, Act Personal is the sector wide commitment to transform adult social care through personalisation and community-based support. It committed over 30 national organisations to work together and to develop, as one of the key priorities, a set

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Making the Case – for integrated, impartial information and advice about housing and care for older people

This report sets out the case for the provision of integrated information and advice for older people, which encompasses housing, care and finance that enables people to manage life changes. It also demonstrates why information and advice is valued mos

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Making the Case for Retirement Villages

Retirement villages are a relatively new type of provision in the UK. Using the authors own research and other studies, the report reviews evidence to date on the impact of retirement villages. There are several key themes including – the potential for th

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Making the Case: FirstStop Advice Summary Brochure

This brochure summarises 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 f

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Making the Housing Connections: An interim evaluation of the Silverlinks Programme

Silverlinks is a Care & Repair England initiative which is enabling older people to make more informed decisions about their housing & related care. It is helping to create networks of mutual support whereby older volunteers share their personal housi

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making the most of equity release: perspectives from key players

The issue of care and support for the elderly is high on the political agenda. This volume makes a valuable contribution to the debate about how this provision could be funded. In the chapters that follow, there is thorough analysis of the issues and,

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Making your home a better place to live after a stroke

A common concern for people who have had a stroke is that resulting problems such as walking, co-ordination or communication difficulties might make living in their own home difficult. But with the right support, some changes and adaptations, most people

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Making your home a better place to live if you have a long term condition

This online guide is for people diagnosed with a long-term health condition in later life. The most common conditions include arthritis, heart disease, respiratory diseases, macular disease and stroke. It focuses on the impact of these conditions on da

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Making your home a better place to live with arthritis

A common concern for people with arthritis is that loss of strength, grip and mobility, together with pain and fatigue, will make it increasingly difficult for them to live independently at home. But with the right support, some changes and adaptations to

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Making your home a better place to live with chronic, obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other respiratory diseases

A common concern for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other respiratory diseases is that difficulties in breathing will restrict their ability to carry out ordinary daily tasks and so remain living in their own home. Bu

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Making your home a better place to live with dementia

A common concern for people with dementia is that confusion and memory loss will mean they cannot stay safely in their own home. But with the right support and with some simple design and layout changes, many people with dementia can and do enjoy living a

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Making your home a better place to live with heart disease

A common concern for people with heart disease is that symptoms such as shortness of breath, swollen legs and ankles, fatigue and worries about putting strain on the heart might make it harder to carry out ordinary daily tasks and so living in their own h

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Making your home a better place to live with macular disease

A common concern for people who have macular disease (MD) is how the condition might make it harder to carry out daily tasks and live in their own home. But with the right support, some changes and adaptations, most people with MD can and do continue to e

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Making Your Will

Information for anyone wishing to make a Will.

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Managing Money Better : Project Evaluation

The First Stop Managing Money Better (MMB) project is part of the wider housing and care options support service offered by FirstStop. The project aims to reach more vulnerable older people, particularly by providing money advice as a key element of housi

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Managing my affairs if I become ill

There may be a time when you need someone to make decisions for you because of ill health. This factsheet explains how you can prepare for someone you trust to manage your money or make decisions about your own care and welfare in the way you would wis

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Managing your medicines

Getting medicine on prescription, buying medicine over the counter, medicine names, getting the best from your medicine, remembering to take your medicie, safe-keeping, expiry dates, reducung side-effects, falls, other types of medicine, reviewing your me

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Managing your money: Practical tips for keeping costs down

This guide is split into two sections. The first helps you assess your finances, balance your budget and deal with any debts. The second looks at how you can boost your income.

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Manging my finances in retirement

This survey is conducted by the national housing and care charity EAC (Elderly Accommodation Counsel) and forms part of a wider programme of work through our Later Life Research programme aimed at better understanding the financial needs and aspirations o

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Market Assessment of Housing Options for Older People

Shelter and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation asked us to carry out a market assessment of older people’s housing in England: both specialist retirement developments and mainstream housing suitable for people aged 55 and above. In response, this study add

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Master Locksmiths Association

The Master Locksmiths Association is the professional body of locksmiths. Their website will help you to find a licensed locksmith in your area. You can also download a document entitled ‘Guidelines for Minimum Security Requirements for Domestic Propert

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Medical Accidents

People who have had medical treatment that went wrong or didn’t work properly may be able to get compensation for injuries. This explains what to do in the event of a medical accident.

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Medication in Extra Care Housing

Factsheet 23 is aimed at practitioners, commissioners, care services managers and housing managers in extra care housiong, an environment not specifically referred to in any guidance on the handling of medicines

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Memory and Dementia

Information for people who are experiencing memory problems, and for carers of people who have memory problems, It describes the potential causes

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Mental Capacity Act 2005 : Code of Practice

The Code of Practice provides guidance to anyone who is working with and/or caring for adults who may lack capacity to make particular decisions. It describes their responsibilities when acting or making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the cap

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MIND

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect

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Mini-Cost Model of Housing with Care Project

Case Study 34 provides an overview of extra care housing in general and concludes with a cost model based on a scheme of 16 self-contained single bedroom flats and 6 two-bedroom homes located as a 3-storey separate wing to a care home.

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Mixed Tenure in Extra Care Housing

This technical brief provides a comprehensive review of the principal ways of achieving mixed tenure in extra care housing developments.

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Models of Extra Care & Retirement Communities

Explanation of extra care housing, as housing & care provision, buildings, lettings, tenure.

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Money matters: A practical guide to your everyday money

This guide is designed to help you take a look at your finances and identify your needs. It suggests questions to ask and ways to find the right accounts and policies for you.

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Money Super Market

We’re here to help you feel good about saving, managing and growing your money. Here you can discover more about how our site works, to help you understand what we do and how we do things at MoneySuperMarket.

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Moneywise

Money can be tight at times, especially once we retire and find ourselves living on a fixed income while our fuel bills, travel costs and general living expenses go up every year. Yet many older people are missing out on hundreds of pounds of entitlements

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More Choice, Greater Voice

This document provides a toolkit for undertaking work that will support a whole system approach to planning and developing accommodation and care. It is good practice rather than mandatory and has been prepared specifically to accompany the government’s

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More than bricks and mortar – Annual Review 2012

Care & Repair England is an independent charitable organisation established in 1986 which aims to improve older people’s housing. Its vision is that all older people have decent living conditions in a home of their own choosing. We aim to innovate, dev

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More than just a few kind words!

A guide, including best practice examples, to involving and consulting residents around the design and review of service delivery arrangements.

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Movement of households in shared-ownership housing in the UK

Shared ownership is the most common form of subsidised access to home-ownership, and is commonly viewed as a ‘stepping stone’ to owning a home in full. But to what extent does this actually happen? How are shared owners able to ‘move on’ once their housin

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Moving abroad

This factsheet explains how moving abroad could affect your pension and entitlement to benefits and health care, and what action you can take. This factsheet is aimed at British citizens leaving England.

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Moving back to the United Kingdom.

Immigration status. Income. State pensions. Other social security payments. Health & Social services. Housing. Cost of living. Leisure & education

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Moving Here website

Access to original items (written materials and photos etc) from 30 museums, archives and libraries, recording the migration of Jewish, South Asian & Carribbean communities to England over the past 200 years.

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Moving Home Checklist

A checklist of the things that generally need to be done by people moving home

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Moving into Rented Housing

Information for people who are considering moving into rented accommodation. It covers issues relevant to local authority, housing association, and private landlords, and it includes information on the recent changes to the law in Scotland for privately r

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MultiKulti website

Website providing culturally appropriate & accurate information on areas of welfare law (debt, employment, health, housing, immigration, welfare benefits), in 11 languages.

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Mutual Exchange (FS28)

A short factsheet detailing the main schemes and services that can help match you with another tenant looking for a ‘home swap’.

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