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Care Act guidance spells out I&A duties of LAs (08/11/2014)
As anticipated, the Statutory Guidance to Local Authorities on the interpretation of the Care Act 2014 spells out in detail the responsbilities they will have from April 2015 in relation to the provision of information and advice.
FirstStop project helps older people benefit from £1m income (06/11/2014)
FirstStop project helps older people benefit from £1m incomeA project designed to help older people manage their money better has brought in an additional £1.07m of new benefits, grants and payments to people who have desperately needed it to pay for everyday living costs.
Finalists announced in EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014  (25/09/2014)
Finalists announced in EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014 Consultation with 3,288 residents of sheltered and extra care housing has identified the 35 finalists in this year's EAC Housing for Older People Awards.
FirstStop quality assurance framework published (31/08/2014)
FirstStop quality assurance framework publishedThe publication of its quality assurance framework marks an important step in the development of the FirstStop advice network.
EAC National Housing for Older People Awards (29/06/2014)
EAC National Housing for Older People AwardsThis annual event might not be on the radar of all our FirstStop partners, so to mark the launch of the competition for this year's Awards, here's a synopsis of what they are about, and why and how you might help to promote them.
Living safely and well at home with FirstStop Advice (12/04/2014)
Living safely and well at home with FirstStop AdviceApril saw FirstStop’s Living Safely and Well at Home initiative pick up speed. A joint effort by Care & Repair England and EAC FirstStop, it aims to sharpen FirstStop’s focus on prevention – helping older people avoid unnecessary hospitalisation, return home successfully from hospital, and avoid premature moves into care.
Housing Minister launches new wave of FirstStop services (14/11/2013)
Housing Minister launches new wave of FirstStop servicesHousing Minister Chris Hopkins MP visited York City Council today to launch the City's new FirstStop advice service for older people. Below is a press release issued by DCLG.
New FirstStop Housing Options staff learn the ropes (16/10/2013)
New FirstStop Housing Options staff learn the ropesNewly appointed staff from 15 local agencies selected to receive DCLG start-up funding gathered in Birmingham last week for a 48 hour marathon induction programme.
Joint workshops with SOLLA help strengthen FirstStop service  (29/06/2013)
Joint workshops with SOLLA help strengthen FirstStop service The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) and EAC FirstStop jointly hosted a series of workshops during June, starting in London, then moving to Oxford and Bristol. Further sessions are planned in Newcastle and Harrogate during September.
New study makes the case for London borough's 'FreeSpace' vision  (06/04/2013)
New study makes the case for London borough's 'FreeSpace' vision LB Redbridge's FreeSpace project aims to create a revenue stream by renovating and renting out an older person’s home. The Council pays for the renovations and manages the letting – usually renting it to family in the borough who are in temporary accommodation. The income generated pays for the older person to rent somewhere with the support, location and design that better meets their needs. This study by economist Nick O'Shea explores the extent to which the business case for FreeSpace might stack up in other locations, and comes complete with a free tool to help other authorities undertake a detailed appraisal of whether the model could work for them.
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Care Act guidance spells out I&A duties of LAs

As anticipated, the Statutory Guidance to Local Authorities on the interpretation of the Care Act 2014 sp

FirstStop project helps older people benefit from £1m income
FirstStop project helps older people benefit from £1m income

A project designed to help older people manage their money better has brought in an additional £1.07m of


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