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After 15 fascinating yrs I am moving on from Seamless. Thank you for all your help, referrals & support. We have… https://t.co/aJgBkVuuoU

My suggestion on International Women's day: If you don't ask you don't get - so ask!

RT @trinityhospice: Before she died, Holly wrote an open letter sharing her life advice; her message being to not get bogged down with the…

Wishing Down-sizers, clients and the many professionals we work with a very MERRY CHRISTMAS https://t.co/v4ilGrz5Tf

Present no 24 for Down-sizers: Make a resolution to call in the experts in the new year - there is a time in life t… https://t.co/qZwatnRmvj

Present no 23 for Down-sizers: a kindly wardrobe cull because we all know there are clothes too big or small for us!

Present no 22 for Down-sizers: identify a bag to keep the essential documents safe https://t.co/LbGYtD4r98

Present no 21 for Down-sizers: a few hours help filing those papers! https://t.co/9ngFs4qB86

Present no 20 for Down-sizers: help them arrange re-direction of mail https://t.co/Xb1H1hedl0

Present no 19 for down-sizers: If they need more help call in the experts for some advice https://t.co/kdXX641P0k https://t.co/MaDelj9W0j

Present no 18 for Down-sizers: more Xmas cheer - well the mulled wine not the decorations! https://t.co/84wcoYArpv

Present no 17 for Down-sizers: Xmas cheer - maybe mince pies? https://t.co/ZIpC0PolAK

Present no 16 for Down-sizers: key labels to prepare for new people moving in https://t.co/WwfaKnupHe

Present no 15 for Down-sizers: wash up the pot afterwards! https://t.co/QKxhx8ndcC

Present no 14 for Down-sizers: take a one pot dish for dinner so there is no washing up just energy giving https://t.co/m4KTbPSM2z

Present no 13 for Down-sizers: give a few hours of your time to start sorting out the garage - there is more in the… https://t.co/KI4HiysPUS

Present no 12 for down-sizers: if you have to give them a gift - what about a hamper they can eat and keep the ener… https://t.co/OBYqzpUr0J

@SeemaKennedy @JoCoxLoneliness This is a sensitive report which we should all read and take heed. Well done.

Present no 11 for down-sizers: Spend an hour looking on their loft to see if there is anything really needed (or a… https://t.co/QVqpezhN8o

Present no 10 for down-sizers: It is Sunday - may be suggest a day off to relax from the organising and look outsi… https://t.co/oegGgRWpuM

Present no 9 for down-sizers: offer to take a few books to the charity shop https://t.co/yE2PYwOvvK

Present no 8 for down-sizers: may need to give a flying visit to give moral and santa support https://t.co/WJhE5LEPBM

Present no 7 for down-sizers: if the house and garage is really full then maybe hiring a skip is necessary? https://t.co/m8x21kH36g

Present no 6 for down-sizers: strong tape ready for the inevitable boxes ;) https://t.co/zVzBwjjsab

Present no 4 for down-sizers moving home: measuring tape to check what furniture can fit where! https://t.co/7e3sanpff9

Present no 5 for down-sizers: find out some good places that their pet can be looked after during the days of movi… https://t.co/dBLPm9AwUG

Present no 3 for down-sizers moving home: go on-line and find out the local freecycle group:… https://t.co/YfoTZJkgaN

No 2 present for Down-sizers moving home: unbelievably useful! https://t.co/GB7yMAkc7v

What to give the Downsizers for Christmas? - a present everyday for your downsizing clients, family and friends. n… https://t.co/nCsq7YnZUE

Always nice to get a Sunday Times mention - especially when it is entitled Hire a Professional! Thanks to a love… https://t.co/xojaqVYrvh

Burn the candles; use the nice sheets; wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is sp… https://t.co/MI1vOZYqQg

Congratulations Network Homes winner are #RESIAwards2017 https://t.co/iHy2Suy7WE

#resiawards good luck everyone and thanks to Network Homes for inviting us😊 https://t.co/ZaBJBmumw6

RT @FirstStopAdvice: How 'superagers' stay sharp in their later years @guardiannews https://t.co/zajl2hQAZN

Today is NEW HOME OWNERS DAY! (apparently) If you would like a new home - we can help you make it happen. How abo… https://t.co/ak6P4GlytU

Job well done. Can we help anyone you know? https://t.co/IcPVETxs3T

today is GET ORGANISED DAY. If you have a spare room like this and want help - contact us. https://t.co/C9WQpNdfLD

RT @PositiveAgeing1: Can meditation really slow ageing? https://t.co/Bjhkpz1Ssi Some very interesting research here. #mindfulness #positi…

RT @HISCEaling: 'Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life.' #wednesdaywisdom #quoteoftheday https://t.co

Housing choices

 Housing choices

 
There are an increasing number of housing choices for older people in the UK.   As we advise on alternatives we find there is still some confusion as to what it all means.   So here is a short explanation of what is available showing who they are designed for, the key features and the type of tenure available.  
 
Type
Who for
Features
Tenure
Lease-
hold
 
Rental
 
Shared owner-
ship
Age limited housing 
50+ or 55+
Able bodied & mobile
Needing no care
Independent people
 
Quiet
Like minded older people
 
 
Sheltered housing
Usually 55+
Those needing minimal support but wanting security of alarm system
Self contained own flats
Warden on site sometimes
 Maybe communal facilities such as lounge, buggy store, limited social activity
Extra Care or assisted living
 
Usually 60+
Where care needs identified eg help with washing, dressing
Self contained own flats
Warden on site 24 hours /day
Care packages integral or can be purchased
Often a restaurant on site & social opportunities
Retirement Village
Wide range of people: independent to those needing care.  Sometimes nursing & dementia care
Range of properties from independent living apartments to  rooms for dementia sufferers. Many facilities including social activities and restaurants
Care or Residential home
For frail and or sick who are not able to live without considerable support
Room with all meals and care provided Specific parts or whole dedicated to dementia care
 
 
Nursing home
For those who are sick
Room with all meals and care provided and nursing care.  Specific parts or whole dedicated to dementia care
 
 
Hospice
Terminally ill
Not a choice of course but this end of life care probably needs little explanation – but did you know that places are sometimes limited – can be sent home