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.

Valuations and Affordability of Extra Care Housing

This Housing LIN Practice briefing suggests that specialist valuation advice, at an early stage of an Extra Care Housing scheme, can have significant savings by avoiding abortive and duplicated costs.

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Valuing Older People The Mayor of Londons Older People Strategy

This Strategy sets out the Mayor’s vision of a London where older people have choice and control over their lives.

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Very Sheltered Housing in Suffolk a design and management guids

The purpose of this Housing Design and Management Guide is to offer advice and pass on experience about Very Sheltered Housing. The Guide takes as its starting point the beginning of the design and development process. It assumes that such matters as the identifi cation of need and the provision of adequate capital and revenue […]

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Veterans rights for former servicemen and women and their families

Financial help, pensions, compensation, help with housing for people who have served in the armed forces and their dependents

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Viewpoint 17 Downsizing

Views on how to enable older people and those with long term conditions to downsize to more appropriate general accommodation – considering the barriers to moving, the challenges to be addressed, and identifying some solutions.

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Viewpoint 19 Downsizing for older people into Specialist Accommodation

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no19 makes the case for encouraging more providers to create attractive specialist schemes, and for encouraging more people to move into them, to “stay younger longer”. It considers the considerable challenges and the opportunities we face currently in delivering a programme of specialist accommodation, of funding improvements to existing schemes and […]

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Village Life

As our society ages, we can expect to see greater numbers of people living into later life, with more people than ever before developing needs for care and support. Innovative and creative solutions are key to avoiding the increasing and unsustainable pressures to deliver this social care. One such solution – the focus of this […]

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Village People A Mixed Tenure Retirement Community Housing LIN Case Study no5

An Extra Care facility at Westbury Fields Care Village of St Monica Trust, Bristol.

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Violence

Information and advice for people who have been victims of violence & their families & friends

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Volunteer Centre Finder

There are more than 350 Volunteer Centres in England, plus networks in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. You can find your nearest English centre through this web page.

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Volunteer Centre Network Scotland

Provides information about the network of 42 volunteer centres in Scotland

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Volunteer Drivers

The issues for organisations to consider when using volunteer drivers

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Volunteering

volunteering opportunities, including working holidays, with the National Trust

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Volunteering and State Benefits

The rules governing volunteering and payment of state benefits

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Volunteering Overseas

Information about volunteering overseas, either short or long term, and the issues to consider, ideas for raising the money, and checking out organisations looking for volunteers

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