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Older people will receive support to stay independent for longer thanks to a £1m investment in housing advice services.  The funding for FirstStop next year builds on more than £3m already invested by the government since 2011 – this means they can continue offering a support & advice service that gives older people a helping hand to stay independent & make choices about where & how they live in later life.

FirstStop works with partners such as Age UK, local councils and home improvement agencies in 15 areas across England, to provide tailored advice and practical support for older people who may be struggling to cope in their own homes, but remain determined to keep living independently.

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