Working with Older People: Volume 12 Issue 1

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Explaining about … quality ratings

Paul Snell

So, you think you know what people want from a social care service because they've told you what they want. But how do you go about measuring and rating those services so they…

Delivering dignity in care

Elaine Cass

CSCI's market research revealed that people want their ‘dignity, individuality and privacy’ preserved when using public services. WwOP has previously explored the issue of…

Delayed discharge from hospital: supporting older people to exercise choice

Michelle Cornes, Jill Manthorpe, Eddie Donaghy, Mary Godfrey, Gill Hubbard, Jean Townsend

The government's reimbursement policy, whereby local councils face fines if a patient cannot be discharged from hospital because they are waiting for an assessment etc, introduced…

A good death?

Toby Williamson

People want to die at home, not in a health or care setting, but in an environment they love and cherish. This is the people's choice. Ahead of the government's forthcoming End of…

Public attitudes to euthanasia

Claudine McCreadie

Death, as we know, can happen at any age and ordinarily, is not necessarily something that we would choose, if we did indeed have a choice. Or is it? In this article, we move to…

Strengthening the law to protect vulnerable adults

Dwayne Johnson

Despite the media spotlight, increased public awareness, extensive research and policies in practice, the systems and processes in place to protect vulnerable adults still need…

Floating support for older people

Tony Cousins, Phil Saunders

The introduction of ‘floating support’ ‐ a tenure neutral service ‐ in many local authorities is causing much consternation among tenants because the scheme manager they thought…

Winners and losers: sheltered housing and floating support

Joe Oldman

One of the cornerstones of social housing is tenant participation. Changes to service delivery are subject to genuine consultation with the people they affect. This, believes Joe…

My work

Richard Blewitt

In this final article, Richard Blewitt describes his distinguished career to date, which, until joining HelpAge International, had been focused on a variety of issues and…

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