A comprehensive information and advice service enabling older people to better plan ahead for their future housing and care needs is a key requirement if Britain is to cope successfully with its ageing society. The evaluation of FirstStop shows how it is helping older people to make difficult decisions about their housing and care.
Welcoming the study, Housing Minister Grant Shapps said:
“With nearly a fifth of our population expected to be over 65 by 2020, it’s crucial that help and support be available to ensure everyone can make informed choices about their future housing needs.
“Today’s report demonstrates how the FirstStop scheme, backed with £1.5 million Government cash, is providing exactly the kind of advice that people need. And with an additional £20million Disabled Facilities Grant funding available to help with adaptations and extensions, I hope more older people wanting to continue living comfortably in their own homes will be able to do so.”
FirstStop Evaluation Summary Report.pdf — PDF document, 92 KB (95123 bytes)
FirstStop Warwickshire Value for Money Case Study.pdf — PDF document, 110 KB (113352 bytes)
FirstStop Evaluation Local Pilot Project Report.pdf — PDF document, 216 KB (221285 bytes)
FirstStop Evaluation National and Local Pilot Project Report.pdf — PDF document, 123 KB (126685 bytes)
FirstStop Evaluation Source Document 2011.pdf — PDF document, 792 KB (811236 bytes)
FirstStop Somerset West Care and Repair Value for Money Case Study.pdf — PDF document, 147 KB (151518 bytes)