Intermediate care including reablement: Quality standard [QS173] – NICE

This quality standard covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. It covers bed-based intermediate care, crisis response, home-based intermediate care and reablement. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not

Global Disability Summit – Harnessing technology and innovation – Department for International Development

Explores accessibility to assistive technology for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to universal, affordable provision of assistive technology and considers ways forward. Assistive technology has been identified as a focal area within

Primary research with practitioners and people with lived experience – to understand the role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better and Northumbria University

Adapting the home to changing need is known to support older people to stay at home, even with limited mobility or long-term health conditions. This is a piece of qualitative research to understand motivations for and barriers to acquiring home adaptations and

Homes that help: A personal and professional perspective on home adaptations – Centre for Ageing Better

Survey results the implementation of adaptations to housing.  It finds participants with reduced mobility often made the decision to install equipment and adapt their homes too late, usually once they were in crisis such as after an injurious fall or a

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Wales – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Wales. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Scotland – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Scotland. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Northern Ireland. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in England – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in England. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

Patient-centred care for older people with complex needs: Evaluation of a new care model in outer east London – Nuffield Trust

Traditional models of care for older people focus on a single condition, even though the growing prevalence of comorbidities means that health care costs are increasing. Recognising this, and the fact that a significant proportion of care takes place outside of formal

An Occupational Therapist’s Access Checklist – a practical Tool – Housing LIN

This checklist has been developed as a quick reference tool, to support decisions when making recommendations for the design of accessible and inclusive housing, when there may be a case to be made for exceeding the minimum requirements laid out in the

The role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better

Review providing evidence to make the case for the importance and effectiveness of adaptations, primarily to influence policy-makers at national and local levels, practitioners and local commissioners. The objective is to strengthen their focus on housing in their strategic plans, and commit

Room to improve: The role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better

This systematic review of the best recent scientific evidence on how home adaptations can contribute to improving later lives. It shows that minor home aids and adaptations can greatly improve quality of life for people who are losing mobility. For example,