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.

U3A – The University of the Third Age

U3A groups around the United Kingdom are members of the Third Age Trust. Its main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those no longer in full time gainful employment.

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UK Cohousing Network

Cohousing communities are created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, private home but residents come together to manage their community and share activities. Cohousing is a way of combating the alienation and isolation many e

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UK Retirement Housing 2014

The Retirement Housing report examines the demand and supply for purpose-built housing for older people across the UK. It includes an exclusive survey of those aged 55 and over, giving insight into how many will consider retirement housing, and what they

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UKTelehealthcare

UKTelehealthcare’s mission is to support health and care professionals and suppliers to deliver the widest choice and range of appropriate Technology Enabled Care Services to patients, service users and their carers’ and to raise awareness of these servic

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Underfunded, Undervalued and Unfit : A fresh approach to social care for older people in England

A call for action to: bring the debate about the future of social care into the public domain; set it in its broader context; and implement a number of short and medium term recommendations on its funding.

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Understanding and dealing with challenging behaviour

Tactics and strategies for carers to help them cope with challenging behaviour of people with dementia, e.g. aggression, wandering, incontinence, and repetitive questioning

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Understanding Arthritis

Description of what arthritis is, how joints work, the different kinds of arthritis, treatment, and self help

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Understanding Dementia

Information about dementia & its diagnosis, the diseases grouped under the “dementia” umbrella such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, & Huntingtons Chorea. The stages in progress of the disease are described, as well as treatment, the needs of people with dement

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Understanding the factors that can influence the resale values of newly-built retirement properties

A report, written by Elderly Accommodation Counsel, considering the resale values of traditional retirement housing-with-support, built between 1995 and 2018.

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Understanding the second-hand market for shared ownership properties

Shared ownership allows would-be home owners to purchase a share in a property whilst a housing association owns the remainder. If shared owners wish to move, they may sell their share in the property and the buyer will become a new shared owner. Draw

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Unfair Tenancy Terms

Guidance on the kinds of terms in tenancy agreements that may be unfair, and where to get help

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United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA)

UKHCA members represent a wide cross section of homecare providers – from small businesses to large organisations encompassing the statutory sector, private, not for profit, voluntary and charitable concerns. Their website provides information for homeca

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Unlocking the housing market: Helping first time buyers by helping later life buyers

We carried out focus groups with middle-aged and older people to test a variety of policy ideas and developed a support package we consider to have the most impact. This helps older people move into retirement developments and boost their local visibility

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Unmet Housing-Related Support Needs in Wokingham D istrict – an Investigation

Case Study 26 is based on the findings of a recent report on housing related support In Wokingham. It looks at a range of options identified to meet the gaps in meeting the housing support needs of older people and vulnerable adults and sets out key recom

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Use of Housing Equity for Beginners: A self training module

This self training module is for people who want to understand the basic ideas behind use of housing equity in later life and the main types of equity release schemes. It is aimed at: – older people & their families – volunteers who work with older

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User involvement in extra care housing

The role of the user in the development and management of schemes; policy, regulatory, and best vakue drivers for user involvement; different forms that user involvement can take in extra care. Factsheet 8

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Using an Estate Agent to buy or sell your home

Information and advice about estate agents for people buying or selling a home. Includes contracts, charges, offers, repossesion, surveys, valuations, & legal advice

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Using direct payments or a personal budget

This factsheet is relevant to you if you have had a care needs assessment, qualify for council support and social services are arranging your care. Your personal budget is the amount of money that the council has calculated is needed to meet your socia

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Using Telecare: Exploring Technologies for Independent Living for Older People

The report has 3 sections. 1. Introduces the concept of telecare and places it in the context of recent policy changes 2. Describes the system developed by Anchor Trust and British Telecom, and the results of an actual field trial 3. Discussion of wha

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