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'HOOP' returns

07/07/2012After an absence of a few months, our 'HOOP' tool has returned to the HousingCare and FirstStop websites.

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The residents’ voice - EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2012


2851 residents of 300 retirement housing schemes have nominated their schemes to the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2012. The residents’ scores determined the 30 winning schemes ans also pointed at areas for improvement. Scheme managers and housing providers can now order our Type A Reports to see our analysis of what their residents said.

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30 Winners announced - EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2012


The 30 winners in 11 categories were revealed at the Awards' celebration on 21 May 2012 at Legal & General's London offices.

Nominations had been received between 1st October 2011 and 31st March 2012 from 2847 residents of all forms of housing for later life throughout the UK.

See the 30 winning schemes

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Helping older people choose the right home for them

17/01/2012This new report examines a range of approaches to helping older people make informed decisions about their housing options. The report, commissioned by EAC as part of its FirstStop Advice programme funded by the Department for Communities and Local Gov...

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Independent study explores the value of FirstStop Advice

16/01/2012A new study by Cambridge University endorses FirstStop Advice as a much needed resource in Britain's ageing society. FirstStop is a partnership venture, led by EAC and involving over 20 local partners and 10 national ones in delivering good quality inf...

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National Housing for Older People Awards 2012

15/11/2011Call to Housing Providers and Managers: enter your schemes for these popular awards. Nominations will be accepted between 1st October 2011 and 29th February 2012.

EAC In Focus autumn 2011 Newsletter

21/10/2011EAC card game as a Resident Consultation Tool. Also more news about the National Housing for Older People Awards 2012.

EAC teams up with Race Online 2012

27/08/2011EAC has teamed up with Race Online 2012 to help older people enjoy the benefits of online activities.

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EAC’s new Resident Consultation Service

23/08/2011An excellent illustrated account of the way the game works and how much residents enjoy it can be found in Inside Housing, June 2011, Need to Know, 'Play Your Cards Right'.

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EAC Quality of Information Mark (QI Mark)

22/08/201113 retirement housing schemes managed by Christian Action (Enfield) Housing Association received QI Mark Awards recently, along with 3 managed by Balkerne Gardens Trust and 3 by Bedford Citizens Housing Association. Each of these housing providers has a strong presence in its local community. The QI Mark aims to encourage providers to make available comprehensive and accurate information about their retirement developments, and over 4,000 schemes now carry the QI Mark Logo - look for it as you search our housing directory; click here to find out more about the QI Mark.
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