Please read my question - I state that he has taken equity release / an equitable mortgage - and I therefore assume he does own the house.
Have Social Services been involved at all?
I did read about equity release but did not know if it was part share part owned
SS is involved but only to support him in his home, which is a four bedroom bungalow, owned by him but where he has taken equity release. I assume but don't know if the entire property was released to Aviva, but understand he has 'a mortgage of the type (in equity release) where he gets a regular income but is not required to pay anything until he dies or goes into permanent care.
I personally think this is a no-hoper. Environmental health enforcement officer came yesterday and says they sent him a bill for the work done in cleaning up the house (which has all now been negated and is back in the condition as before), but he showed them his bank account showing "he has no money".