NHS continuing healthcare funding: Thirteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts that finds unacceptable variation between areas in the number of people assessed as eligible to receive CHC funding, ranging from 28 to 356 people per 50,000 population in 2015−16, caused

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme: September 2016 to August 2017 Report for England – Public Health England

This report highlights the lower coverage achieved in the routine and catch-up cohort in 2016 to 2017 compared with previous years. GPs are urged to continue to offer vaccinations to these cohorts as per current guidance, to improve protection in

Combatting loneliness one conversation at a time: A call to action – Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

Report on loneliness calling for development of a national strategy with a ministerial lead, measurable outcomes, annual reporting and a knowledgebase of what works in combatting loneliness.  This report seeks to be a catalyst for innovation and action across government,

Enhanced health in care homes: learning from experiences so far – The King’s Fund

This report draws on published literature about joining up and co-ordinating care homes and health services. It also draws on interviews with a range of providers, local authorities and CCGs. It aims to help care homes and NHS providers (including

Inequalities in later life: The issue and the implications for policy and practice – Centre for Ageing Better

Whilst there are a range of influences on inequalities in later life, the most compelling evidence relates to our circumstances and experiences across the life course and the combination of multiple factors that shape people’s experiences in later life (intersectionality). Inequalities in later

Inequalities in later life – Centre for Ageing Better

Report that  aims to understand the main factors that influence inequalities in later life and the nature of inequalities and  the state of the evidence and identified evidence gaps in the following areas: Subjective wellbeing Physical and mental health Life and healthy life

Comprehensive Care: Older people living with frailty in hospitals – NIHR Dissemination Centre

Comprehensive Care looks at the concept of ‘frailty’ in older people living in hospital.  It covers four key aspects of caring for older people living with frailty in hospital: Assessment; identifying and managing symptoms associated with frailty in hospital; discharge planning; and

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life

Health and social care needs assessment of the older prison population – Public Health England

This document provides evidence-based guidance on how to carry out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons. Commissioners of prison healthcare services and social care services can use this to understand the needs of older

State of the Nation: Older people and malnutrition in the UK today – Malnutrition Task Force

Bringing together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to highlight what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in England. It examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition in

Safe to be me: Meeting the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people using health and social care services: A resource pack for professionals – Age UK

A resource guide from Age UK, which offers practical advice on providing the kind of service in which older lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people can feel safe to be themselves.

Kindliness – developing peer support within Sheltered Housing in Dorset: (Case Study 143) – Housing LIN

Considers a toolkit created by Bournemouth University working in partnership with Dorset County Council and a number of housing associations to develop peer support in sheltered housing services. It defines the concept of kindliness as it relates to sheltered housing and

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,

When I’m 64: the ILC-UK factpack on retirement transitions – The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK)

This is the ILC-UK’s fourth Factpack, setting out the key facts and figures underpinning the longevity revolution. It focus’ attention on those individuals in the “retirement zone” – the age where retirement becomes an increasingly important consideration as individuals leave or plan

Making The Economic Case For Investing In Actions To Prevent And/Or Tackle Loneliness: A Systematic Review: A Briefing Paper – Campaign to End Loneliness

Evidence review on the economic impact of loneliness interventions. It finds that up to £3 of health care costs can be saved for every £1 spent on an effective intervention on loneliness.  

What Works: Hearing Loss and Healthy Ageing: A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care to older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence – NHS England

A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care for older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence.  Guide produced to help deliver more of the recommendations in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.

Calling Time: Addressing Ageism And Age Discrimination In Alcohol Policy, Practice And Research – International Longevity Centre – UK

This report reveals evidence of age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research. The findings are based on a survey of professionals, interviews and focus groups with older adults with alcohol problems and a summative review of relevant policy and

Adult And Older Adult Mental Health Services 2012-2016: An analysis of Mental Health NHS Benchmarking Network data for England and Wales: (Briefing 52) – Centre for Mental Health

This report summarises the results of a collaboration between Centre for Mental Health and the NHS Benchmarking Network. The NHS Benchmarking Network (NHSBN) is a member-based organisation of NHS commissioners and providers who collect and analyse data on health care services across the NHS. NHSBN have

The role of care homes in end of life care: Briefing 2 – Place and cause of death for permanent and temporary residents of care homes

Key findings of this briefing include: 22% (101,203) of people died in a care home in 2014, up from 16% (76,997) in 2005. A third (34%) of these people are temporary residents. In 2014 a further 28,892 permanent care home residents died elsewhere, down