This report explores the issues of risk and trust in relation to the care of older people, focusing in particular on decision-making. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in December 2012.
This Solutions provides practical guidance for commissioners of older people’s services on the range of models and approaches available for supporting older people with high support needs. The study identifies describes the options that are available, what makes them successful and beneficial, and suggests five priorities for commissioners. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in July 2013.
Research that aims to explore the importance of couple, family and social relationships in the context of ageing and to understand how baby boomers’ relationships may be put under strain as they approach retirement and in older age.
Guidelines that provide recommendations for the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. It is an extension to the remit of NICE clinical guideline 21 (published November 2004) to include assessing and preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay (inpatients).
One of a series of policy papers published by the national Housing and Ageing Alliance to stimulate debate and a coherent policy response to the critical issue of demographic change and housing.
A national project looking at the role of advocacy for older people in the personalisation process: aimed at evidencing the positive impact that advocacy can have.
Report that focuses on the outcome of four specific discussion topics which were raised at a series of meetings that took place in 18 different English towns and cities.
The aim was to establish what kind of delivery mechanisms exist to provide advocacy for older people within both generic and specialist schemes, and to ascertain what sort of problems exist which might prevent the promotion and development of an effective service.
Report that presents a summary of the main findings of a consultation with older people who have had contact with and/or received advocacy services. The consultation was undertaken on behalf of the Older Peoples Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) UK as part of a project with the following aims:
1. To contribute to an evidence base for the effectiveness and impact of advocacy which can be reported to stakeholders, including policy-makers, commissioners and funders.
2. To engage older people with an interest in the development of advocacy services.
In 2003 Section 64 funding was awarded by the Department of Health to carry out a three-year development plan to implement OPAAL’s stated aims, and a development officer was appointed in October 2003. Although OPAAL itself aims to work across the United Kingdom, the nature of the funding means that the development project addresses England specifically.
Get Heard was invited in April 2007 by the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL UK) to carry out a literature review of commissioning documents provided by the statutory sector when commissioning advocacy services for older people. The original proposal was that 30-40 such commissioning documents would be assessed and the following themes explored: