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.

Racial Discrimination : your legal rights

Explains the laws to protect people from discrimination or harassment because of the persons race or colour of skin, & what can be done if someone is discriminated against.

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Racial Discrimination : your rights

Explanation of your legal rights if you believe you have been discriminated against, and what help is available

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Raising money from your home

This is aimed at home owners who would like to have a regular income, a cash lump sum or both. It explains how equity release scheme could do this, how they work & the risks, and how money might be raised in other ways.

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Raising the Stakes – Promoting Extra Care Housing – In Brief

Summary of the project report to the Housing Corporation. See also full report

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Raising the Stakes: Promoting Extra Care Housing

Project report to the Housing Corporation; including: steps to success, literature review, workshop report, new questionnaires, quality of information pack

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Rates of War Pensions & Allowances 2004 – 2005

Information on the rates of war pensions and allowances for 2004 -2005

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Ready, steady… but not quite go – Older home owners and equity release: a review

Report investigating the current system of equity release and possible developments in the future.

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Realities of Independent Living – Supported housing design manual and case study

Case study of Smith Court in Liverpool, a supported housing scheme for adults with a physical impairment. The supported housing design guidance complementing this case study can be purchased by contacting Simon Hiscock, Habinteg’s Communication Officer on

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Refurbishing or remodelling sheltered housing ; a checklist for developing extra care.

A framwork in decision making for the development of extra care housing from ordinary sheltered housing. Factsheet 10

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Registration as blind or partially sighted

Explanation of the system for registration and getting help from social services, for people who are blind or partially sighted

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Regulated Tenancies

Most lettings by private landlords which began before 15 January 1989 are regulated tenancies under the Rent Acts, unless the landlord and tenant live in the same house. Part I of the Housing Act 1988 came into force on 15 January 1989, and it made import

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Regulating Care in Wales : a guide for people using services

Role of the Care Standards Inspectorate in regulating the provision of care (domiciliary care & care homes) throughout Wales

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Remodelling Sheltered Housing and Residential Care Homes to Extra Care Housing – Advice to housing and care providers

This advice is based on the findings of the project Remodelling Sheltered Housing and Residential Care Homes to Extra Care Housing, carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of two social gerontologists, two architects, a rehabilitation engineer, an occupa

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Renting & Letting – rights for landlords and tenants

Information for both landlords and tenants about their renting & letting rights. It includes information for private tenants, Council tenants and RSL tenants on rents, rent increases, eviction, repairs, purchase of the rented property, and neighbour dispu

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Renting from a private landlord

Find out about your rights if you rent your home from a private landlord or letting agency.

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Renting rooms in someone’s home : a guide for people renting from resident landlords

This contains information for people who are, or who are considering, renting rooms in a property where the landlord also lives. It includes the rent and other bills, repairs maintenance, type of letting and ending a letting.

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Research Findings: What makes older people choose residential care and are there alternatives?

Summary of some of the results of an interview of older people recently admitted into residential care, which aimed to estimate how many might have been able to take advantage of Extra Care Housing as an alternative. In over three quarters of cases, the d

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Research on the Future Housing Aspirations of Older People

This summary report presents findings from research carried out by the Housing Executive in June and July 2012 into the future housing aspirations of older people. The research was carried out on behalf of the Department for Social Development (DSD) a

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Resident Consultation Service

A Resident Consultation Service which engages residents of all forms of housing for later life via a stimulating card game. The reports to housing providers give clear feedback of how residents view their facilities and services.

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Resident Participation in Health & Social Care Provision

Report of a workshop held to discuss how the residents of sheltered housing might have a greater say in the type and level of support and care available within their scheme and the manner of its provision. 3 case studies plus the key areas of good practic

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Resident v. Non-Resident Scheme Managers, Managing a Change

Report of a day workshop held by and for practicioners looking at good practice where the nature, scope and delivery of warden and management services to residents is planned to change and how ‘best’ to implement that change.

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Residential Leases: Fees on Transfer of Title, Change of Occupancy and Other Events – A consultation paper

Some residential leases require the leaseholder to pay a fee when they resell the property, sub-let it, and on certain other events. The fee can be up to 30% of the property’s resale price. The money either goes to the landlord or into a fund for the long

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Residential Licences

Information about residential licences for people considering moving to retirement housing which issues licenses

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Residential Long Leaseholders : a guide to your rights and responsibilities

A guide for residential leaseholders of flats and houses, explaining their rights and responsibilities. It covers service charges, extension of leases, purchasing the freehold, works carruied out, etc

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Retirement Housing : Ownership and Independence

This report examines the findings of a survey of 1,067 residents of Guardian retirement housing. The report presents information from the survey on the characteristics of Guardian residents, their housing histories, the reasons why they decided to move in

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Retirement Living – Where is the Opportunity?

• By 2025, 20% of the UK population will be over 65 (14.3 million people) • The over 65s own a combined £800 billion of housing equity • JLL estimate that there is a potential requirement for an additional 725,000 Housing with Care units by 2025 which wo

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Retiring Abroad

webpage containing information for people considering retiring abroad, including sections on preparation, arrival, keeping safe, driving, & passports & visas

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Retiring abroad – what to consider if you are planning to leave the UK

A brief introduction to income, pensions, benefits, tax & inheritance and healthcare considerations, plus useful contacts for further information.

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Retiring Soon – what you need to do about your pensions

This sets out retirement entitlements, and covers how pension funds are converted into pension income, how to trace old pensions, & where to get further help.

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Retiring to Spain

Information for people considering retiring to Spain. It covers the need for a community residence card, differences in tax & inheritance law, healthcare & medical facilities, the cost of living, costs of care, and location. It provides some general advic

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Returning to England from abroad

This factsheet explains how to claim benefits and apply for housing, health and care services if you return to England from abroad. This factsheet is aimed at British nationals who have reached or are nearing retirement age.

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Returning to the UK (FS19)

A brief guide to the impact on British citizens who have lived abroad of the Habitual Residence Test, which may determine their eligibility for benefits and accommodation.

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Review of Sheltered Housing in Scotland

1. Overview of the supply of sheltered housing in Scotland 2. Age, condition and suitability of sheltered housing provision 3. Demand for sheltered housing 4. Services provided and charges 5. Residents’ experience of sheltered housing based on postal

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Rica

Ricability has assessed a number of household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens, washing machines and toasters to find out how easily they can be used by people with poor grip, poor eye sight or other problems. Their website has reports

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RIDDOR Explained

Information for employers about the duty to report injuries, diseases, and dangerous occurences during work activities

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Rights for council and housing association tenants

Basic information about the rights of council and housing association tenants, including security of tenure, re-possession, improvements, repairs, complaints

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Risk Assessment & Risk Management

Good practice guide for home improvement agencies on risk assessment and management

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RNIB Helping you live with Sight Loss

Information about sight loss & the eye, design, housing, employment, leisure, managing daily life, rights of people with sight loss, products, rehabilitation

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Royal British Legion’s Care Homes

The Legion has six care homes to provide short and long term care for serving and ex-Service people and their dependants. Situated around the country, they offer a wide range of services including four with specialist dementia care.

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Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)

RVS provides a variety of services to older people, including meals on wheels, community transport and books on wheels. They also run day centres and social clubs.

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Royal Voluntary Service: making a difference every step of the way

Since 1938, our volunteers have supported millions in need. Today, we help older people who are lonely, isolated and in need of support. Royal Voluntary Service: making a difference every step of the way.

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