Vision, values and quality assurance

“Our Constitution as a charity defines our mission, which is to help older people to make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs.”

We aim to ensure that we deliver the highest quality services, and operate to the ethical standards you would expect of a national charity.

Our vision is:

  • to play our part, with partners, in delivering fully comprehensive, independent and good quality information and services to older people and their families covering housing, support and care;
  • to make effective use of web technology to support this;
  • to attract and retain skilled and strongly motivated people into EAC;
  • to operate in ways that build and maintain the trust and respect of other organisations.

Our values include:

  • placing older people at the centre of everything we do;
  • involving older people in shaping and delivering our services;
  • tailoring our services to the needs of each customer;
  • being a learning organisation;
  • being transparent about our how we conduct our business;
  • keeping our main services free of charge.

More about our vision and values

Our quality standards are designed to ensure our clients receive a good quality service from all partners in FirstStop Advice, and to evidence this through ongoing customer satisfaction surveys.

View our national quality standards

View our local quality standards


Our privacy and data protection policies spell out how we discharge our responsibility to treat personal information provided by our clients in absolute confidence, and the procedures we follow to ensure that only they can authorise the sharing of their data between FirstStop Advice partner organisations.

View our privacy policy

View our data protect policy and procedures


We have set out as clearly as possible the terms and conditions that you accept when you use this website.

View our terms and conditions


Our intentions in relation to this website’s accessibility to all our user groups are summarised on our accessibility page.

View our accessibility pages

Finalists announced in EAC Housing for Older People Awards 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

FirstStop quality assurance framework published
FirstStop quality assurance framework published

The publication of its quality assurance framework marks an important step in the development of the Firs


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