Housing advice and information for older people

Housing options guide for older people

The 'Positive Ageing, Housing Choices' guide is designed to take you through the range of services available that can advise, assist and support you to remain in your own home, as well as discussing the other types of accommodation options.

Our positive ageing, housing choices strategy describes our strategic aims and key objectives to tackle local housing issues for older people.

First Call 50+ York

If you are over 50 and live in York, you can contact First Call 50+ for information and advice to all the services you need to stay safe, healthy and independent in your own home.

To find out about the agencies providing services or to chat by telephone or face-to-face contact tel: 01904 634061 or visit Firstcall50plus.

FirstStop advice line

FirstStop advice on tel: 0800 3777070 is a national agency which offers free independent information and advice for older people, their families and carers. It aims to help older people make informed decisions about their housing options, such as:

  • staying in and adapting your home
  • moving to a more suitable property
  • moving to a new home where help or care is at hand
  • moving to a care home

Services in York

Money and benefits advice

Housing and accommodation

Repairs and maintenance around the home

  • home services directory of tradespersons checked by the police and trading standards
  • organisations offering help and advice, major and minor home repairs for home owners, council and housing associations tenants and private rented accommodation

Healthcare and social services

Getting out and about

Community activities and voluntary groups

Keeping your home warm

  • information on grants for heating and insulation and energy efficiency advice
  • affordable heating options

Home security and fire safety

  • key safes
  • door and window locks
  • security chains and spy holes
  • smoke alarms
  • home security checks
  • fire safety checks
  • carbon monoxide sensors

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