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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


The aim of this research was to report on the costs and benefits of a sample of cases dealt with by the FirstStop local partners providing housing options services to older people. It focuses on the intense level three casework data provided by the local partners.

The research shows that with support from caseworkers, clients had outputs that resulted in costs to the public purse e.g. local authority funded home adaptations, but that on balance these costs are lower than the potential costs to the public purse if no support had been received e.g. more care at home required or entry into residential care.

Publication Date

1st November 2014