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.

Making the Case for Retirement Villages

Retirement villages are a relatively new type of provision in the UK. Using the authors own research and other studies, the report reviews evidence to date on the impact of retirement villages. There are several key themes including – the potential for th

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Property Law Reform & Retirement Housing

An overview of Scottish legislation, i.e. Abolition of the Feudal tenure (Scotland) Act 2000, The Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003, & The Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 effective on 28th November 2004, and how this might affect owners of retirement hou

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Private Retirement Housing: Code of Practice

This Code of Practice and Addendum has been prepared by the Association of Retirement Housing Managers to promote best practice in the management of leasehold residential properties which are specifically designed and designated for retired older people,

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Planning for Retirement Housing

Good practice guide, with recommendations, for those involved in the planning and development of retirement housing

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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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Buying Retirement Housing

Describes retirement housing, (also known as sheltered housing), explains some of the rights that purchasers have and highlights some things to consider when buying retirement housing.

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Buying a retirement property (FS17)

For many people, retirement and sheltered housing allows you to retain the independence of having your own front door whilst having the reassurance of additional services and assistance close by. This factsheet discusses the key things to be aware of

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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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Continuing Care Retirement Communities : A guide to planning

This guide is designed to be of practical assistance to those involved in the planning and development of extra care housing. It looks briefly at demographics, market research, feasibility studies, option appraisal, tenure, planning policy issues, plannin

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Living at Hartrigg Oaks : residents views of the UK’s first continuing care retirement community

This report draws on the experience of the residents, including their reasons for moving there, the location, community, amenities, satisfaction etc.

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The ARCO Consumer Code

ARCO aims to set and maintain high standards for operators of Retirement Communities in the UK. The ARCO Consumer Code was launched in 2015, and updated in 2017, to provide a benchmark for good practice within the housing-with-care sector. The Code applie

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Support Plan – A Good Practice Guide

This model Support Plan is a tool for working with a service user in a sheltered housing context. It also enables temporary staff to become aware of the aspirations and expectations of service users with the view of maintaining a consistency of service.

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State Pension (Factsheet 19)

This factsheet gives information about the new State Pension (for people reaching State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016) and the old State Pension (for people who reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016).

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Specialist housing for older people (Factsheet 64)

This factsheet gives information about housing intended specifically for older people, usually aimed at those over 55 or 60. Specialist housing for older people comes in many different forms and we cannot cover all of these here. However, a common model i

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Sheltered Housing Has Changed – Nine key questions & answers

Describes sheltered housing, what it provides, the role of the scheme manager, eligibility, costs, benefits, & what to look for.

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Sheltered Housing

An introduction to sheltered housing and general advice on choosing accommodation.

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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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Preventive Approaches in Housing: An Exploration of Good Practice

The report uses a case strudy approach to look at how particular organisations have responded to the growing need for preventative services under thematic headings, draws examples of good practice and describes the main barriers to and issues around the d

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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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LEASE website

Wesite of the Leasehold Advisory Service, an independent advice agency, which provides free advice to leaseholders, landlords, professional advisers etc about the law affecting residential leaseholders

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