Paper that offers a glimpse into the life of older Gypsies as they reflect on their past and on how the non-Gypsy community have impacted on their lives. Traditionally, Gypsies have been nomadic, but successive governments have legislated against Gypsy life.
Many Gypsies have now been forced to abandon their traditional ways and live on permanent sites. Consequently, many Gypsy elders look back on their nomadic life with great affection and a sense of loss, not only for themselves but also for young Gypsy families who will be denied the opportunity to follow these traditions.
Paper that draws on the experiences and views of people within the South Asian elder community living in Wolverhampton. Through their stories, it explores the issues and challenges this community faces in terms of growing old and developing high support needs, and what quality of life means for these people and their families.
Paper that brings together a range of experiences and views, to enhance understanding and empathy for older gay, lesbian and bisexual people. These stories convey the joyful and celebratory aspects of people’s lives as well as their struggles and fears.
Active at 60 Local was a pilot initiative commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to identify the scope for utilising smart technology to: deliver services more effectively to older people; and leverage increased levels of activity among older people.
The ageing population presents a real challenge to the UK and indeed internationally. Whilst government policy affects people’s experiences, perceptions and assumptions about ageing and age differences, it is only of late that this area is being researched.
The present report aims to consolidate this research using evidence from the ONS Opinions Survey 29-item attitudes to age module developed by Vauclair et al., (2010). A full review of previous evidence can be found in Abrams et al., (2009).
The aim of this paper is to examine social inequalities in health as people age using longitudinal data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study to investigate the effect of selective mortality, the timing of the SES measure and cohort on the inequality patterns.
One of a series of research reviews focussing on priorities identified through the Action Plan that supports the Executive’s response to the Bamford Review Recommendations.
The Bamford Action Plan (2009-2011) drives much-needed change in how people affected by mental health or intellectual disabilities are cared for.
Report prepared on behalf of Independent Health and Care Providers (IHCP) by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in September 2011 to inform the IHCP consultation response to the Review of the Provision of Health and Social Care Services, announced by the Health Minister in June 2011.
This report presents the results of an evaluation of the AgeInfo database, which is an information service provided by the Centre for Policy on Ageing (www.cpa.org.uk) and which is made available to the public at not cost through SCIE's own database Social Care Online (www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk This report is intended for use by SCIE and the Centre for Policy on Ageing, and may also be useful to users of the AgeInfo database, such a
Amidst the national interest in the growing need for care and support for an ageing population, this report highlights the importance of the home in the current debate.
Unsuitable housing is often the reason why an older person must go into expensive residential care or must stay in hospital; suitable housing means independence for longer and a good quality of life in older age.