Working with Older People: Volume 15 Issue 1

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Reducing hospital admissions from care homes: considering the role of a local enhanced service from GPs

Daniel Briggs, Les Bright

In some areas where there is a concentration of care homes, GPs have expressed concern about their capacity to provide an effective service to residents without additional…

Exploring the advocacy needs of older people with mental health problems in the West Midlands

Geraldine Brown, Nicola Standen

Advocacy has long been identified as a valuable mechanism for providing support to individuals who experience difficulties in accessing services and whose voices often remain…

Don't stop the music: why it is important that the over 55s stay abreast of new music technology

Angela Court‐Jackson

Music‐listening technology is moving fast. As music compact disc (CD) sales fall, music download sales are on the increase. Portable music players (PMPs) can store entire music…

Evaluating services in partnership with older people: exploring the role of ‘community researchers’

Simon Evans, Marjorie Corley, Malcolm Corrie, Kath Costley, Chris Donald

This article is a collaboration between an academic researcher and four older people who worked together on the evaluation of a pilot project in Gloucestershire, with the aim of…

The unique and valuable support provided by mentoring and befriending

Joe Mulvihill

This paper argues the case for more mentoring and befriending projects to be set up to support older people with various levels of needs. From reducing social isolation to helping…


A great place to grow older: a case study of how Manchester is developing an age‐friendly city

Paul McGarry, Jane Morris

Manchester's older residents together with statutory, voluntary and independent agencies are leading the development of partnership work and supporting varied initiatives to…

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