"CARE AND REPAIR SCOTLAND – HOME IMPROVEMENT FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED" PROGRAM
"In the early 1980s, a handful of concerned people turned their attention to the problems faced by older homeowners who lived in very poor housing and yet lacked the resources or skills needed to address the problem. There was also an apparent trend that some homeowners were deciding to enter into residential or sheltered accommodation, because their house was in such a poor state of repair, and so the early Care and Repair schemes began with the aim of improving the quality of older people's lives through improving their housing conditions."
Care and Repair Scotland's home improvement for elderly services include:
-Financial and other support to elderly or disabled homeowners who are in need of repairs, improvement or adaptions to their home which can no longer meet their needs.
-Assistance with home improvement grant applications, any local authority grants, benefits, equity release, home loans, and charitable funds
-Staff visit elderly or disabled homeowners at home and assist them through the entire process of deciding what home improvement work is to be done, arranging finances etc
-Staff work closely with others professionals in health, housing and social work to make home repairs or modifications for seniors
Care and Repair Home Improvment Agencies in United Kingdom UK
Care and Repair Cymru Home Improvements for Elderly and Disabled
Care & Repair Cymru Wales - The "Older People's Housing Champion" is a national charity working to ensure that elderly are living safely in their homes that are still meeting their physical needs. Home improvement assistance and support is provided to elderly. In Wales, United Kingdom
Foundations National Body for Home Improvement Agency -An organization that groups together home improvement agencies, which aim to assist vulnerable, elderly, disabled or low-income homeowners to modify, repair, or adapt their homes so that they may live more independently with dignity. Also known as Care and Repair or Staying Put Schemes. England, United Kingdom UK.
Houseproud Home Improvement Program - A not-for-profit staying put scheme helping coordinate home improvements, home repairs and adaptations to homes of elderly in the England, United Kingdom UK
Care and Repair Leicester Program - Home improvement agency that helps elderly or disabled persons to repair, maintain or adapt their homes through a housing advisor visit and support during contractor work. Home repairs and modifications allow elderly to "stay put" or "age in place" and avoid moving into long-term care facilities. Leicester, England. United Kingdom UK
Care and Repair Manchester Program - Assists elderly in home improvement, home modifications, helps them assess options, obtain finance and supports them through the repair process. So they can "stay put" or "age in place" and avoid moving into long-term care facilities. Manchester, England, United Kingdom UK
Barnet Care and Repair Home Improvement Agency Program - Home improvement agency that helps elderly or disabled persons "stay put" in their own homes by repairing, maintaining or adapting their homes through a housing advisor visit and support during contractor work.London, England, United Kingdom UK
Bishop Creighton House Care and Repair Program - A home improvement agency providing support for elderly or the disabled helping them maintain their independence and remain in their own homes or "stay put" for as long as possible. London, England, United Kingdom UK
Mears's Home Improvement Agency Services Program - Through the use of home repairs, aids, home adaptations, home improvements agencies can empower elderly individuals to live independently at home. England, United Kingdom UK
FOLD Staying Put Home Improvement Program - The "FOLD-Staying Put Home Improvement" Program is similar to a care and repair or home improvement agency that helps elderly and those with disabilities by offering free practical advice and support to adapt their homes through the Housing Executive Grants Scheme. Ireland. United Kingdom, UK.
MORE ELDERLY PROGRAMS IN SCOTLAND:
Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia 50% Campaign Program - Increasing awareness that half of the people with Alzheimer's and other dementia don't know they have Alzheimer's or other dementia due to the fact that they are undiagnosed.
Dementia What You Need to Know - In Minority Ethnic Languages" Program- Languages covered in the "Dementia What You Need to Know - In Minority Ethnic Languages" Program include: Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and English.
Afternoon Tea Host Program - Volunteer drivers pick up senior citizens from their homes and take them to the home of a volunteer host. The volunteer and seniors spend a few hours together with afternoon tea, usually on a Sunday.
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