Self Help Guides

Planning ahead for housing in later life

The following guides enable older people with long term health conditions and their carers think through the housing implications of the health condition and make plans accordingly, particularly with regard to future housing needs. There are six guides covering, respiratory, macular and heart disease, dementia, stroke and arthritis.

Each guide advises on what people can do to their home to make living with these conditions more manageable. They also describe the range of alternative housing options and offers suggestions about where to find more detailed information, advice and help.  [Note – these are only available as free downloads and have not been printed] [September 2017]

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Living Safely & Well at Home

A practical guide to improving your home to make it safer and healthier, this brochure explains

  • how common housing faults may affect your health
  • how to make improvements
  • who to turn to for more information and practical help

Click here for brochure [2016]

[Note that printed copies of this guide are available to order – contact mailto:info@careandrepair-england.org.uk]

Right to Manage Case Study

case study on how a group of older residents developed a right to manage company for a retirement scheme in the Wirral, North West including lessons learned, issues to consider and who to contact for further information (May 2016)