quality of life
A new report from JRF outlines the findings from the My Home Life project. My Home Life is a collaborative initiative between Age UK, City University, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Dementia UK promoting quality of life in care homes. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in October 2012.
This study moves the debate on older people's housing away from simplistic notions about 'holding onto housing' to wider questions about choice and demand.
The Government’s NHS and social care reforms are designed to deliver world class outcomes for patients and users. In social care the success of the reforms will be judged against delivery of improved outcomes in four outcomes domains in the ASCOF:
• Enhancing quality of life for people with care and support needs
• Delaying and reducing the need for care and support
• Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care and support
• Safeguarding adults whose circumstances make them vulnerable and protecting from avoidable harm
A study report for Shelter and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, it addresses three broad groups of questions:
European countries with high senior employment rates have the highest levels of job satisfaction despite an older and more physically limited workforce.
Second annual publication of findings from Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study. 'Understanding society' is a major social science investment in longitudinal studies with potentially huge long-term implications for social science and other research and for the understanding of the UK in the early twenty-first century. It provides valuable new evidence about the people of the UK, their lives, experiences, behaviours and beliefs, and enables an unprecedented understanding of diversity within the population.
Report on differences in age, satisfaction in life and incomes of people in the UK and Germany.
Research produced as a result of a project which aimed to consult directly with older people to ascertain their views on all aspects of social care and report on the main findings.
SRC worked in partnership with Age NI staff and peer facilitators to recruit for and run three focus groups across NI. The focus groups were held in Belfast, Cookstown and Irvinestown. In total, twenty four older people attended the focus groups – two thirds male and one third female.
Report that describes current NHS support for care homes. It tells a story of unmet need, unacceptable variation and often poor quality of care provided by the NHS to the estimated 400,000 older people resident in UK care homes.
The Enriched Opportunities Programme is an intervention developed by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Bradford Dementia group that aimed to improve the well-being and activity of people with dementia living in long-term care.
The programme included five key elements: specialist expertise; individualised assessment and case work; activity and occupation; staff training; management and leadership. This research evaluates the impact of the intervention on residents and tenants and on the staff caring for them.