FirstStop offer a great range of services and resources to help older people.
It’s a free service and the advice offered is also independent and impartial. The service is provided by Elderly Accommodation Counsel [EAC] and their aim is to help older people make informed choices about their housing and care needs.
If you’re looking for help for yourself as an older person, looking to plan for your future or you’re a relative who needs to access really useful up to date information, this could be a place to start.
We’re giving you an overview of what’s available from this charity run site.
Information & Advice for Older People
The information is very accessible and can be found on their website via their well resourced directory.
The great thing about the directory is regardless of where you live in the country the search functions can initially be done by the name of your town/location & service type
It then brings up whatever is available in your area.
Housing & Care Homes Directory
If you’re looking for Sheltered housing, Retirement housing, Care homes, Care homes with nursing or Age exclusive housing then this could be the place you need to be.
You then access the information you require using key words.
Home Services Directory
Aims to promote services that help older people to maintain their quality of life and independence at home.
These include Dementia, Home help, Home maintenance, Independent living, moving home and many more services.
You then access the information by:
Initially selecting which country of the United Kingdom you want to search through
Select the service type you require
These are useful FirstStop Advice Pages for the following areas:
You then access the information by simply selecting one of the above areas and it takes you straight through to the relevant page.
Bear in mind this information is based on information from the EAC FirstStop website and is subject to changes/updating at any time.