older people

Ten tips to help older people with high support needs make informed choices and plan their support.
Older people who need support are often offered a very narrow range of choices, and are rarely given good information about the many possibilities. This leaflet is about a range of options that care professionals may know little about. Document published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in December 2013. Summary and full report available.

What can help older people with high support needs to improve their quality of life? This research rounds-up the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's JRF’s A Better Life programme of work and presents a vision of what life can, and should, be like for all of us as we get older

Report that details the impact of the research evidence produced by practitioners and the outcome of their knowledge exchamge activities. Practitioners on PROP worked hard to make their research relevant to practice and to people who access support.

Report that details the impacts of the PROP project on the practitioners and organisations involved. It focuses on the activities undertaken to learn about and ‘do’ research, as well the challenges and enablers encountered along the way. 

It suggests that taking part in PROP allowed practitioners to become ‘Boundary Spanners’ between research and practice.

Findings of a study based on a request for information made to 152 English local authorities, one English Primary Care Trust and one English Clinical Commissioning Group under the Freedom of Information Act; a nationally representative

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.