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New FirstStop partnership extends across Lancashire (16/07/2015)
New FirstStop partnership extends across LancashireA partnership agreement between FirstStop and Preston Care & Repair, signed on 1st July 2015, aims to improve the provision of housing and care options information and advice for older people in Lancashire.
FirstStop Live Chat service stepped up (30/05/2015)
FirstStop Live Chat service stepped upFirstStop's Live Chat service is now available on a regular basis 5 days a week, and during opening hours an invitation to Live Chat appears on all pages of our HousingCare website. This move is part of EAC's plans to extend the opening hours of the national FirstStop service.
HOOP tool makeover unveiled (08/05/2015)
HOOP tool makeover unveiledThis week sees the launch of an upgrade to EAC’s popular online HOOP tool - both the national or universal tool and a bespoke Manchester version developed with FirstStop partner Northwards Housing.
Leading I&A organisations set out the case for what they do  (16/03/2015)
Leading I&A organisations set out the case for what they do A new report makes the case for integrated information and advice spanning housing, care and finance. It also demonstrates why information and advice is valued most by older people if it is comprehensive, independent, impartial and free of any conflicting interests, and illustrates the fiscal and social benefits that flow from it.
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.
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New FirstStop partnership extends across Lancashire
New FirstStop partnership extends across Lancashire

A partnership agreement between FirstStop and Preston Care & Repair, signed on 1st July 2015, aims to imp

HOOP tool makeover unveiled
HOOP tool makeover unveiled

This week sees the launch of an upgrade to EAC’s popular online HOOP tool - both the national or universa


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