older people

The overall aims of the project were to provide an understanding of older people's experiences of poverty and their understanding of a range of indicators used to measure material deprivation.

As well as providing a rich description of older people's saving and spending habits, it also sought to understand how they interpreted material deprivation indicators. The project was based on indepth interviews and focus groups and was undertaken by the Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol.

The aim of this research project was to develop an understanding of the pain experiences of older people with a learning difficulty and dementia, and to explore the ways in which these are managed.

Document containing a series of essays which examine the challenges facing 'Maggie's children', those born between 1980 and 1995, and their prospects for the later stages of their lives in 50 years time. Topics discussed include pensions, health and social care and education and recommendations are made as to how these challenges can be met.

Document from Care & Repair England, a charity concerned with improving housing conditions for older people, reviewing its achievements to date and stating its plans and policies for the future.

A SCIE briefing presents the provision of care to terminally ill older people aged 65 and over within care homes settings (personal care and nursing).

Paper summarising the policy literature and research concerning the ways, benefits and problems of involving patients in the planning of discharge to community or intermediate care.

This study examines a joint NHS-Local Authority initiative providing a dedicated nursing and physiotherapy team to three residential care homes in Bath and North East Somerset. The initiative aims to meet the nursing needs of residents where they live and to train care home staff in basic nursing.

Document reporting and discussing the results of a survey of mental health service users conducted to discover how isolated people with mental health problems felt, to determine the causes and triggers and how people overcome isolation.

An overview and key findings from the "Towards a Common Currency" project by the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) at the University of Birmingham and Peter Fletcher Associates. The paper looks at moving towards a common language to accurately describe older people’s housing.

Publication providing annual estimates of the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland and the distribution of household income across Scotland.