older people

Understanding older people's experiences of poverty and material deprivation

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.

Responding to the pain experiences of people with a learning difficulty and dementia

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.

Looking back, looking forward: 20 years of Care & Repair England 1986-2006

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.

SCIE Research Briefing 10: Terminal care in care homes

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).

Not alone? : isolation and mental distress

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.

The need for a common language to describe older people’s housing

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.

Poverty and income inequality in Scotland 2007/08

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.

Personalisation for older people : residential care

Video highlighting the implications personalisation has for older people living in residential care.

Supporting older families of people with learning disabilities : a briefing from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

This is a briefing on the Foundation’s Older Family Carers Initiative. The three-year Initiative has come up with a clear set of policy messages to help health and social care service providers to meet the needs of older family carers and their relative with a learning disability. The briefing makes recommendations for policy makers, commissioners, Learning Disability and Older People’s Partnership Boards and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.