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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


This report explores the progress of the local housing options services which are currently funded by FirstStop. The research suggests the local projects have empowered older people to make informed decisions, have given them full knowledge of all the options available and have supported them in appraising these options effectively.

FirstStop aims to help older people make informed decisions about their housing and support, maintain independent living in later life and avoid health problems and unplanned care home admissions.

The case work service has received positive feedback from clients and a range of positive outcomes have been achieved, including continued independent living, higher incomes, reduced isolation, access to housing equity and a better quality of life.

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