Who it is for: The service is aimed at older people, their families and carers, who recognise that they are starting to find things difficult in their own homes and want to consider their options to meet their changing needs. These might include moving to more suitable accommodation or making changes to their existing property.
The service is also aimed at advice, health and social care workers who support older people.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Bassetlaw (Nottinghamshire).
What it costs:The service is free and confidential. An appointment can be made for an initial home visit to discuss what support is needed.
How to access or apply for it:
Additional information:What is EAC FirstStop?
EAC FirstStop Advice is an independent, free service providing advice and information for older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life. The service is provided by Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) in partnership with other national and local organisations. It brings together a wealth of expertise through one telephone number and one website to help older people and their carers explore the choices open to them and access the housing, support and care services they need.
How do people access this service?
Anyone can access the FirstStop website and telephone advice line for information and advice on a wide range of issues including finance, benefits and care options.
Advice Line: 0800 377 70 70
Moving home, Casework, advocacy & support, Information & options appraisal, Aids & equipment, Safety & security, Transport, Housing options, Moving home, Moving to a care home, Housing options appraisal, Advocacy, Casework, Information
Info last updated:24/12/2012.