Consilium Research and Consultancy Ltd (Consilium) and TWRI Policy and Research (TWRI) were commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in January 2013 to map the knowledge support for care of older people in health and social care partnerships. The research focuses on the local context in two emergent Health and Social Care Partnerships - Edinburgh City and Argyll & Bute.
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 boomer' relationships may be put under strain as they approach retirement and in older age.
The research included:
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).
Paper that argues that 'demand-side' reforms such as Direct Payments do not on their own result in a change of provision in the care and support market. It asks what 'supply-side' reforms might be needed in order to bring real choice - the choice about the shape of their lives - to those newly 'empowered' 'consumers'.
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.
Report that presents a summary of the main findings of a consultation with older people who have had contact with and/or received advocacy services. The consultation was undertaken on behalf of the Older Peoples Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) UK as part of a project with the following aims:
This short report is an evidence overview of key pieces of UK research between 2007 and 2012, which focused on the implementation and uptake of personal budgets and direct payments for older people (including those with dementia) in England. The report was published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in January 2013. It is not a systematic research review or an exhaustive examination of published research on the topic.
A comprehensive analysis based on a “natural experiment”: the introduction of free personal care for the elderly that was implemented in Scotland in 2002, but not elsewhere in the UK. Under The Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act, people aged 65 and over are entitled to a flat rate payment of £145 per week and those who receive care in a nursing home receive an additional £65 per week. These funds are separate from living and housing costs and are intended specifically for personal care.
Report that provides new evidence on the key issues affecting people with dementia living in care homes. The report summarises evidence from surveys of family members, care home staff and people with dementia about their views on care in care homes.