ageing

Perspectives on ageing in South Asian families

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.

Perspectives on ageing: lesbians, gay men and bisexuals

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 evaluation research

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.

Attitudes to age in Britain 2010/11

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).

Do social inequalities in health widen or converge with age? Longitudinal evidence from three cohorts in the West of Scotland

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.

Supporting people with intellectual disabilities who challenge or who are ageing: a rapid review of evidence

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.

Social care in Northern Ireland: a better future for us all

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.

SCIE report 13: systematic searching on the AgeInfo database

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 as researchers conducting systematic reviews.

Living well at home inquiry

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.

How can local authorities with less money support better outcomes for older people?

Research shows that older people want and value low-level support - 'that bit of help' - but the benefits of investing in this are realised over many years, making it harder to prove impact and protect funding in the face of severe pressure on spending.