A better offer for older people: Making extra care housing work for your community – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services report sponsored by Mears that examines the potential models and challenges of extra care housing. Extra care housing offers independent living with around-the-clock care and support.  It is clear a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice.

Voices from the social care crisis :An opportunity to end a broken system, once and for all – The Care and Support Alliance

Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country.  It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled

‘What would life be – without a sing or dance, what are we?’: a report from the Commission on Dementia and Music – International Longevity Centre

This report examines the existing landscape and future potential of using therapeutic music with people with dementia, which forms one of the most pressing health concerns of our time. Adopting a holistic approach, this report is unique in providing an

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

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

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