Enabling older people with long term health conditions to plan ahead - self help guides

Care & Repair England has been running workshops with older people across the country focussed on thinking and planning ahead for your housing and care in later life for a number of years. As a result of this experience, it has produced a series of self help brochures for older people who have one of the main long term health conditions - arthritis, heart disease, respiratory diseases, stroke, age related macular degeneration and dementia.

These brochures consider the connections between symptoms and the design and condition of your own home. They look at what people can do to their existing homes to make living with health problems more manageable, as well as outlining the main alternative housing options and information about where to find more detailed advice and help.