reshaping care

Extending the housing options for older people: focus on extra care (IRISS Insights, No 26)

Evidence review that seeks to explore the evidence base in respect of housing with care and support, in particular extra care provision, and the extent to which the range of models embraced by this term provide an effective alternative to residential and nursing care.

The aim is to offer a greater range of housing options for older people and to promote a continuum of provision between home and care home.

Analysis and review of staff training regarding care for older people

One of a series of reports which forms part of the PROP Practitioner Research Programme, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh and IRISS that was about health and social care for older people.

This report was compiled with the intention of reviewing the reablement training programme provided by West Lothian Council. The programme came about as part of the 'Reshaping Care for Older People Services Agenda'. This programme was funded through 'The Agenda for Change fund'.