Working with Older People: Volume 13 Issue 4

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Explaining about … the changing face of regulation

Deborah Klée

In recent months, there have been a number of important changes in how the world of social care is regulated, all of which will have an impact on older people and the…

Working together: local and national information and advice for older people

Malcolm Ramsay

What sort of information and advice do older people want to access and to what extent can national services work together with local statutory and voluntary services? Malcolm…

Older people as researchers ‐ why not? An overview of a partnership project to train older people to be researchers

Carol Munn‐Giddings, Andrew McVicar, Melanie Boyce, Niamh O'Brien

Malcolm Ramsay's article looked at the empowerment of older people through good advice and information. Continuing this theme in our next article, Carol Munn‐Giddings et al…

VitalLinks: nurturing emotional well‐being in older people through one‐to‐one communication

Kathleen Gillett, Melanie Dixon

Befriending is an ‘everyday solution’ (Raynes et al, 2005) based on a tried and tested recipe; take one person who would like some company, add a second person who likes being…

Co‐producing change with older people: how person‐centred reviews can inform strategic commissioning

Sam Bennett, Helen Sanderson, Gill Bailey

The active and passive flow of information that this issue of WwOP has so far explored is all about the betterment of older people's lives. But how far can we drill down into the…

The ageing internet: digital choice and exclusion among the elderly

Ellen Helsper

We are all familiar with the headlines proclaiming the rise of the ‘silver surfer’; or now even the ‘silver tweeter’. Alongside this, services are increasingly disseminating…

Quality of Life Partnership: promoting the opportunities arising from an ageing society

Barbara Douglas, Mary Nicholls

As we have seen, there are a number of factors that dictate and influence an individual's capacity or willingness to use the internet. In Newcastle, an inspiring and awardwinning…


Derek Wells

Derek Wells is a housing association tenant and board member (though quite rightly he refuses to be defined purely by these terms alone) and therefore has much experience of being…

Analysis: pensions

Ian Naismith

In our final article, we move from comment to analysis, namely, that of pensions. In a very informative read, Ian Naismith comprehensively sets out the pensions picture in the UK…

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