This article draws on the evaluation of a handyperson service which augments health and social services to enable older frail people to remain living at home. It considers current trends and policy, and asks why practical help is under‐valued by professionals caring for older people.
Brannelly, T. and Matthews, B. (2010), "When Practical Help is Valued so Much by Older People, Why do Professionals Fail to Recognise its Value?", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 33-40. https://doi.org/10.5042/jic.2010.0134
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