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Introducing the FirstStop Advice Line - Advice on housing and related finance for older people, their families and carers.

Call 0800 310 2033 Available Monday 8am-7pm. Tuesday-Friday 8am-6pm. 

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First Stop

Working in partnership with Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC), Retirement Homesearch are proud to introduce a free advice helpline for our customers. The FirstStop Advice Line is an independent, impartial and free service offering advice and information to older people, their families and carers about housing and options for later life.

Advisers will be able to assist with a range of matters including:

  • Understanding which retirement age benefits you may be entitled to
  • Identifying any other financial support that may be available to you
  • How to obtain independent financial advice and understanding when it might be appropriate to do so
  • Help to remain living independently at home

You can call the FirstStop Advice Line for free on 0800 310 2033. Available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

We also have a number of useful factsheets, developed in partnership with EAC, looking at a range of topics including benefits, legal advice and equity release.

Benefits for people of retirement age

Benefits for people of retirement age

Buying a retirement property

Buying a retirement property

Support and help for carers

Support and help for carers

Arrangements for making decisions for others

Arrangements for making decisions for others

Equity release

Equity release

Getting legal advice

Getting legal advice

Help with the cost of moving

Help with the cost of moving and other financial support

Returning to the UK

Returning to the UK

Funding care and support at home

Funding care and support at home

Living Longer

Living Longer - remaining independent

 

Lettings

Choosing to rent, rather than buy?

Girlings At Retirement Homesearch we realise that not everyone wants to buy a retirement property and the rental option may be preferable for some people. In an effort to provide more choice for the older generation, Retirement Homesearch has teamed up with Girlings Retirement Rentals who offers retirement properties to rent throughout the UK on long term tenancies.

Girlings are a family run company who deal exclusively with the age 55 plus market and let and manage approximately 2,500 properties in over 600 retirement developments throughout the UK. So however or wherever you want to live, if you are aged 55 years or more, they can help.

If you are looking to rent a retirement property, they have several options for you to consider.

The Property Ombudsman Rightmove Zoopla Primelocation