Through case study analysis of projects that are tackling loneliness effectively, this report explores practical steps that can be taken to reduce levels of loneliness among the oldest old.
Report that argues for the need to transform the understanding of what 'social care' is in order to help people live decent lives, to put in place the right building blocks to prepare for an ageing population and to reduce future demand for care.
Review that explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people.
One of a series of documents that reports the findings of the Reshaping Care for Older People programme's latest scoping exercise, conducted September 2013 to January 2014. It provides an update on how things have progressed since the 2012 report and considers the ongoing challenges.
A Better Life was a major five year programme of work developed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which explored how to achieve a good quality of life for older people with high support needs.
This briefing has been produced by IRISS to ensure that the messages and challenges of A Better Life are understood in the context of the current policy drivers in Scotland and are translated into practice across the country.