Tools for advisors & caseworkers
As part of EAC FirstStop’s growing methods of information and advice delivery, we have developed a number of tools and apps that can be used by clients and local caseworkers for the purpose of understanding, and increasing awareness of, housing and care options.
We are currently in a stage of further development on our Housing Options for Older People (HOOP) tool which we hope will eventually contain localised information which reflects NHS and council policies. We aim to work closer with local partners in order to achieve this goal, as well as expanding the FirstStop network of information and advice.
The SHOP@ toolkit was developed by Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) and the Housing LIN. It is a free online analysis tool to help local authorities and providers identify potential demand for different types of specialist housing in England.