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.

Obtaining and Paying for Legal Advice

Information about obtaining and paying for legal advice in Scotland.

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Occupational Pensions – Your Guide

A guide about Occupational Pensions, what they are & how they work. Answers to common questions.

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Occupational Therapists & the assessment process

This leaflet answers the question: What is an Occupational Therapist and what happens when I see one?

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OFT investigation into retirement home transfer fee terms

In September 2009 the OFT announced an investigation into the contract terms signed by owner-occupiers of purpose-built retirement homes. We considered that a number of terms relating to transfer fees – payable when a lease is assigned, sold or disposed o

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Older Home Owners – Financial Help with Repairs and Adaptations

Information for older home owners on how to get financial help to pay for repairs and improvement work.

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Older homeowners: help with repairs improvements and adaptations

If you are a homeowner, help may be available towards the costs of repairs or adaptations to your home depending on your circumstances. This leaflet covers common issues but if you would like to talk to us about your own individual circumstances, call the

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Older Men’s Health

Information about older men’s health, and the issues

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Older Owners: Research on the lives, aspirations and housing outcomes of older homeowners in the UK

Research and policy analysis on the lives, aspirations and housing outcomes of older homeowners in the UK. This quantitative research uses data from Census 2011 and Wave 3 of Understanding Society. The research covers topics such as income, economic ac

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Older People – implementing telecare

Strategic analysis & guidelines for policy makers, commissioners & providers about the use of assistive technology. The development of a strategic framework for implementing assistive technology or telecare is a key government target for 2006-2008, and th

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Older People – independence and well-being

The report encapsulates the key messages from five supporting reports and sets out how public services, particularly care services, should take forward the many recommendations.

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Older people & learning – some key statistics

Summary of key statistics about the participation of older people in learning. Raises issues for consideration.

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Older People & Mental Health

Comprehensive factsheet about issues related to mental health. Topics covered include Life Changes such as retirement, bereavement, Keeping Healthy & Staying Active through exercise, diet, medication, social life etc, Mental Health Issues such as insomnia

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Older People & Social Networking

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 29 challenges the view that social networks are only for younger people. In fact, more older people than ever are using social networks; and not just to keep up with what their friends and family are up to. Social networks ar

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Older People as Consumers in Care Homes

Report on a comprehensive study to investigate to what extent care homes residents had exercised choice over their move into a care home, and once there, how far they were able to exercise their right as consumers of care and housing services.

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Older People’s Housing Strategies: Key Policy Drivers

This examines the relationship between the housing agenda and the agenda for older age. It explores the ways in which any gaps at national level are affecting and influencing regional strategies and local policies and implementation. It is intended for us

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Older people’s housing, care and support needs in Greater Cambridge 2017-2036

This study combines modelling of future demand and supply of older people’s housing with assessments of current policy and practice aimed at meeting the requirements of this population. Through these two research components the report provides a comprehen

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Older People’s Services and Individual Budgets

Examples of good practice currently being undertaken by the pilot sites implementing Individual Budgets for older people’s services.

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Older People’s Housing and Under-Occupancy

In the UK, around 520,000 households live in overcrowded conditions and 90,000 live in temporary accommodation. As house prices boom, many find themselves unable to afford family-sized homes, and the meagre supply of new housing lags behind household grow

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Older same-sex couples and benefits

Information about the Civil Partnership Act 2004, effective from 5th December 2005, which can give same-sex couples legal recognition for their relationship. By registering a civil partnership, a same-sex couple can have the same rights as opposite-sex co

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On the Mend – Hospital Discharge Services and the role of Home Improvement Agencies

A guide for service commissioners & providers, this report looks at the range of services broadly referred to as ‘hospital discharge’ or ‘home from hospital’ schemes and examines the policy framework in which these services are expanding and developing. I

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Opening Doors to Independence : a longitudinal study exploring the contribution of extra care housing to the care and support of older people with dementia

This report, with the support of an Innovation & Good Practice grant from the Housing Corporation, is based on research tracking people with dementia living in Housing 21’s extra care schemes. The findings conclude that extra care has a role in providing

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Opening up the Resources of Sheltered Housing to the Wider Community

Guide examining the issues around expanding the reach and scope of sheltered housing schemes to meet the housing and care needs of the wider community.

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Opportunity Age : Meeting the challenge of ageing in the 21st century

A strategy document setting out Governments approach in three areas – age and the workforce; promoting active ageing; and developing services which promote independence and wellbeing.

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Osteoarthritis

Describes osteoarthritis, inflammation of the joints, its effects and treatment

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Osteoarthritis & Osteoporosis

Information about osteoarthritis (diagnosis & treatment), osteoporosis, spondylosis, and hip replacement

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Osteoporosis

Information about the causes, prevention & treatment of osteoporosis

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