It is predicted that by 2033 there will be a 50% increase in the number of people over 60 in Scotland. This is accompanied by increasing longevity.
This evidence review focuses on the spiritual care of older people as one of the ways in which person-centred care can be achieved.
Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is for older people, but it is also relevant to their carers, relatives and friends. It explores how older people can maintain good mental health, and gives information on mental distress with an emphasis on the issues that may affect older people. Throughout this factsheet ‘older people’ refers to those aged 65 and over, although many of the issues covered, such as retirement, may be relevant to people under 65.
This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the Buddist faith, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.
This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to Hinduism, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.
Report analysing early-life experiences, key issues and trajectories which lead some people into social exclusion and complex needs and using these insights to determine how such people can be better helped.
Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar series, 05/03/2009. Talk by Professor Margaret Holloway, Centre for Spiritual Studies, University of Hull.
Paper examining the meaning and process of recovery as described by people with a severe mental illness and identifying a number of factors which support or undermine this. What is known about each factor is summarised as are the implications these have for health and social care practice.
Resource pack providing a range of information on mental health and its promotion and protection in communities and congregations. It contains practical activities and information to enable different church groups to discuss and debate specific subjects and concerns.
Produced by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, this booklet contains information about the things that people with learning disabilities said are important for them.