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Nationwide offers funding to tackle housing crisis

30/08/2017Nationwide's programme aims to support local projects aimed at providing decent places to live in communities which need it most.

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Live (or re-live) Housing for Older People Awards 2017!

31/05/2017

View all this years Awards Winning and Highly Commended schemes, see photos of the event and watch our video of the day - all on this site.

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EAC responds to proposals from the Law Commission to reform event fees

31/03/2017Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) welcomes the proposals for reform, set out today by the Law Commission. It is our opinion that the legal status of event fees, applicable to most leasehold retirement housing, is in urgent need of clarification, for the benefit of the consumer, as well as the reputation of the industry. Our role as a provider of independent information and advice for older people, through our advice services and national database of specialist housing for older people, places us in a unique position to champion these proposals for older consumers.

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

26/08/2016

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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