Housing Choice for Older People
This is a new service to provide information, advice and support
to older people on housing related issues.
Who is it 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
worker s who support older people.
What support is available?
Your Housing Choices Advisor or Caseworker can:
- Provide information, advice or support on a one to one
- Provide support to explore different housing options and help
put these changes in place, where appropriate
- Give support in the moving process, if necessary
- Refer on to other local services
- Raise awareness of the wider advice and support available
through EAC FirstStop
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.
For more information about Housing Choices, or to arrange a
visit please call 01777 709650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Services Available for Older People (aged 50 and over)
Please download a copy of Nottinghamshire County Councils
booklet which details the services that are available for older
people aged 50 and over in Nottinghamshire.
Contents of the booklet include:
- Buy With Confidence
- Community Outreach Advisors
- Everyday Living Equipment
- First Contact
- Handyperson Adaptation Scheme
- Hospital Discharge Schemes
- Housing Choices Scheme
- IT Champions
- Resource Centres
Download the Booklet:
Community Services 50+ in Nottinghamshire
Last Updated - 14/03/2012