Live safely & well at home - with FirstStop Advice
FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free service provided by the national charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) in partnership with our local and national partner organisations.
The service is for older people, their families and carers. It aims to help them get the help or care they need to live as independently and comfortably as possible.
This website provides information for . . .
- Older people – about what FirstStop can do for you, and how to access it;
- Advice service providers – to help you develop your services for older people;
- Service commissioners – to explain what FirstStop can and could offer in your area.
FirstStop Advice for advice service providers
This website provides access to many useful, free resources.
We are also keen to work with you to help develop and/or deliver a comprehensive housing and care options advice service for older people in your area.
FirstStop Advice for service commissioners
We are keen to work with you and your local partners to help develop and deliver a comprehensive, local housing and care options advice service that will meet the needs of older people in your area.
How well does your home suit you?
Take a look at EAC's Housing Options for Older People (HOOP) tool for a simple illustration of what FirstStop Advice is all about. It's designed to help users identify difficulties and provides suggestions for dealing with these. Users can also share their diagnosis with FirstStop Advisors for a personal response.
Open HOOP tool