Funding secured for FirstStop


Posted on November 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

A national older people’s housing advice service has been awarded a two-year funding package worth £1.5m.

A national older people’s housing advice service has been awarded a two-year funding package worth £1.5m.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has confirmed the grant to Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) to fund its FirstStop service.
Announcing funding for First Stop, communities minister Bob Neil said:  “As we all get older, we still want to retain our independence and our home and it is one of the Coalition Government’s aims to enable people to do this.
 
“But we all know that housing choices in later life are often complex and so the Government is helping by supporting the provision of information and advice from those best able to provide it. That is why today I am announcing the £1.5m funding for FirstStop.”
FirstStop offers expert advice and support to older people, their families, carers on housing, care, money and rights





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