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EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2017 - Get your vote in!


With just 4 days to go before the deadline, we can announce that nominations have been received from 9,229 residents, visitors and staff of 1,140 retirement housing schemes managed by 193 housing providers!

Voting is easy. On your mobile phone, pad or computer, go to awards.eac.org.uk. Alternatively, click here to download a paper voting form.

Voting continues until 28th February, finalists will be announced in early March 2017, and the winners will be declared on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at the Awards celebration at Birmingham's Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

New research: The big family conversation

16/02/2017New research commissioned by Legal & General in conjunction with the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC), reveals the big conversations that families are having about managing and supporting elderly parents and how they are planning the right balance of support and independence so crucial to later life. The big issues include housing, health, in house support and care.

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Older women’s cohousing group finally moves in!

21/12/2016A group of pioneering women have set up the UK's first older women's cohousing project in High Barnet, north London.

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New HousingCare feature profiles housing providers and trade bodies


Subscribers to HousingCare's Premium service now have the opportunity to create an organisation profile page explaining who they are and showcasing their housing developments. 

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EAC to jointly host 'Building Fairness' event with the Law Commission

13/01/2016EAC are to jointly host a 'Building Fairness' event on retirement leasehold charges, in partnership with the Law Commission.

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Finalists announced in EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2015

04/12/20154,069 residents of later life housing have participated in this year’s UK-wide consultation, resulting in today's announcement of the finalists in EAC's National Housing for Older People Awards 2015.

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New EAC FirstStop Evaluation - Making the case for impartial information & advice

26/11/2015EAC FirstStop, in partnership with Care & Repair England, are pleased to announce our 'Making the Case' brochure which summarises the results of an independent evaluation of local housing and care options advice services for older people which are working in partnership with EAC FirstStop and Care & Repair England, with financial support from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

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Legal & General increases support for EAC Housing Awards

15/07/2015Legal & General has offered to fund exploratory work to extend the scope of EAC's National Housing for Older People Awards and the consultation with residents that underpins them. The aim is to capture the views also of residents' families and scheme staf...

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New EAC/FirstStop blog provides forum for debate around I&A

10/05/2015EAC's new blog is aimed at people working in FirstStop’s field of information & advice for older people

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Leading agencies make the case for independent information & advice

25/03/2015A new report will help local authorities meet their Care Act duties.

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