ODESSA: Optimising care delivery models to support ageing-in-place

University of Sheffield, March 2018

This report brings together international research findings on current long-term care delivery models for older people and assesses the key factors that allow them to live independently for longer.  It reports on a  three-year project investigated new and innovative ways of adapting a person’s home so that they can live independently for longer and avoid going into residential care as well as making it easier for them to access public services such as health and social services.

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A trade in people: the inpatient healthcare economy for people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder

Centre for Disability Research, University of Lancaster (CeDR), June 2017

This report finds that around half of inpatient services for people with learning disabilities or autism are being run by the independent sector rather than the NHS. Over a quarter of a billion pounds of public money every year is being paid to independent sector companies to run these services.  The report calls for greater scrutiny of these independently provided services to ensure they are providing a high quality of care.

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