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.

National Care Forum website

Website of the National Care Forum, which was established to represent the interests of social care providers in the not-for-profit sector. A membership organisation

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National Care Standards – housing support services revised March 2005

Defines housing support, and describes the service standards that each provider should meet.

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National Minimum Wage & Expenses

Information and advice about the need for clarity regarding a person’s status as a volunteer or employee

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National Service Framework for Older People

This sets out the 8 priority standards for the health & delivery of health care, i.e. Rooting out age discrimination, Person-centred care, Intermediate care, General hospital care, Strokes, Falls, Mental Health, & Promotion of health and active life. Thes

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Neighbourhood & Community Disputes

Information for people in conflict with neighbours or others nearby, e.g. noise or other nuisance, and means of resolving these disputes (your rights and practical advice)

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Neighbourhood & Home Watch

Neighbourhood & Home Watch is a voluntary network of schemes where neighbours come together, along with the police and local partners, to build safe and friendly communities. This website can help you to find the local scheme nearest to you. You can also

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Neighbours

Explains how to deal with some of the problems that can occur between neighbours, and gives advice on how to be a better neighbour.

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New approaches to housing for older people

This briefing, the latest in our ‘new approaches’ series looks at housing for older people and how housing organisations can respond to housing demand and the needs and aspirations of older people. This publication has been developed with the support o

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New Initiatives for People with Learning Disabilities: extra care housing models amd similar provision

This report explores the role of extra care housing models and similar provision fo housing, care and support for adults of all ages with learning disabilitie, with examples and ideas for commissioners and providers

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New Provision for Older People with Learning Disabilities

An introduction to the characteristics and needs of an emerging group to be provided for in developing new housing and services for older people. This includes extra care. Fzctsheet 3

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New Provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1st October 2004

Explanation of the new provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act, providing that from November 2004 the definition of disability will include progressive conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, and cancer.

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Newcastle & Gateshead Housing Advice Exemplar Project 2011-11

This report brings together the main findings and recommendations from work undertaken for the First Stop Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead Exemplar Project during 2010. The work included sharing the excellent information and training resources available

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NHBC Sheltered Housing Code

This Code covers the duties of builders and developers of sheltered housing including the Purchaser’s Information Pack, management agreements and the legal rights of purchasers.

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NHS Choices

Information about all Social Care services in the country, enabling anyone to find a their nearest local social care services

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NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care (Factsheet 20)

This factsheet explains what NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC) is, the process for deciding whether you are eligible to receive it and what to do if you are unhappy with the decision reached. It also explains NHS-funded nursing care – the NHS’s financia

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NHS Direct – self-help guide Body key

A self help Guide for the genral public using a “body key” to access information about common health problems.The Guide focusses on four areas of the body, i.e.Head & Chest, Abdomen, Limbs, & Skin.

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NHS Funding for Continuing Care

Examines the system of eligibility for NHS continuing care funding, and problems that have arisen.

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NHS Services and Older People

Information on the kind of services that are available from the National Health Service (NHS) through General Practitioners (GPs -family doctors).

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No-win, No-fee Actions: And other ways to help pay for legal action

Information about the cost of taking legal action, other options, and what “no-win, no-fee” means

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Noise and Neighbour Nuisance – What You Can Do

This factsheet gives information on how to resolve disputes with neighbours and what to do in case of noise nuisance or harassment.

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Nomination Arrangements in Extra Care Housing

Factsheet 25 explores one question and its implications: should extra care housing be used to minimise the admission to residential care, or should a ‘balanced community’ be created, including those with only a housing need?

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Not Alone: A Good Practice Guide to working with people with Dementia in Sheltered Housing

A good practice guide about how staff could and should deal with sheltered housing residents suffering from dementia

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Now you see me . . now you don’t. How are older citizens being included in regeneration?

An rexamination of how older people are faring in 2003 following a report in 2000 called “Overlooked and Excluded”. It updates understanding on how older people benefit from and are involved in regeneration and identifies policy and practice themes where

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