Working with Older People: Volume 13 Issue 2

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


Table of contents

Explaining about … individual budgets and self‐directed support

Louise Close

As life expectancy continues to rise and people's expectations of the services they receive also increases, it has become apparent that the current social care system needs a…

How social enterprises can make a difference in caring for older people

Ceri Jones

In the previous article, Louise Close described a workable way forward for social care in the UK. In the first of two articles, Ceri Jones sets out the case for social…

A social enterprise that achieves quality through investing in its staff

Ceri Jones

In her second article, Ceri Jones takes us through the history of a social care enterprise in the West Midlands: how its chief executive has worked to turn around the…

Having the time of your life

David Johnstone

In this article, David Johnstone describes an innovative community mentoring service in Devon that is delivering a personalised service to people over 50 who have experienced some…

Personalisation within a housing context

Jon Head

And what of social housing's role in the personalisation agenda? Here, Jon Head explains Hanover's approach to personalisation and presents the challenges that the organisation…

Independent advocacy with older people: what will be the impact of personalisation?

John Miles

Advocacy, while a known phrase, is not fully understood, writes John Miles, a trustee and founder member of the Older People's Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) UK. In this article, John…

Navigating the new social care market place

Ivan West

Riding high on its Beacon status, Warrington Borough Council has been quick to learn the lessons from the 2008 Ibsen report to make substantial improvements in service for its…

Tackling social exclusion through neighbourhood networks

Deborah Klée

It is three years since the publication of A Sure Start to Later Life (Department of Health et al, 2006). In this article, Deborah Klée looks at how this has inspired the…

My Work

Susan Kersley

In our final article, we hear the story of how Susan Kersley went from being a retired doctor to a life coach for doctors. Both her experiences as a doctor and her time spent…

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