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DCLG announces new funding for FirstStop network (05/12/2014)
DCLG announces new funding for FirstStop networkHousing Minister Brandon Lewis took the opportunity of a visit to Age UK Norfolk this morning to publicly announce DCLG’s commitment to maintain its financial support for the FirstStop advice network during 2015-16.
Residents celebrate awards for best later life housing (29/11/2014)
Residents celebrate awards for best later life housingThe best retirement and extra care housing – decided by the votes of older people themselves - won national recognition at an awards ceremony in Doncaster on 25th November.
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.
Nationwide commits further £100k to extend FirstStop project (08/11/2014)
Nationwide commits further £100k to extend FirstStop projectNationwide has committed a further £100,00 to extend a project, piloted between January and September 2014 for a further 12 months.
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.
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DCLG announces new funding for FirstStop network
DCLG announces new funding for FirstStop network

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis took the opportunity of a visit to Age UK Norfolk this morning to publicly

Residents celebrate awards for best later life housing
Residents celebrate awards for best later life housing

The best retirement and extra care housing – decided by the votes of older people themselves - won nation


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