Help them home: the challenges facing the families of older patients

Royal Voluntary Service, December 2015

This study, from Royal Voluntary Service, explores the experiences of families of older patients during hospital discharge and transition and reveals that while family networks come together at the point of crisis, many are unable to continue that support at home when their older relatives leave hospital.  The Royal Voluntary Service calls on communities, local authorities and the NHS to work in partnership to provide more volunteers in hospitals and support vulnerable older people in their homes following discharge from hospital.

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Better access to mental health services for older people – Professor Alistair Burns and Dr James Warner

NHS England, 9 October 2015

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Older People’s Mental Health, and the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Old Age Faculty, highlight the need for age appropriate psychiatry for the elderly…

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Ageing: the silver lining: the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society for local government

Local Government Association, June 2015

This report sets out the increasing contribution to society and the economy older people can make through empowered local government and challenges the commonly-held belief that an ageing population is a burden. It also discusses the potential challenges that an ageing society poses and explores the implications for health and social care amongst other issues.

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At a cross-roads: the future likelihood of low incomes in old age

International Longevity Centre, June 2015

This paper outlines that there are a number of key risks facing older and younger age groups which could lead to a low standard of living in retirement.  It argues that a strategy for later life funding must secure effective funding for adult social care. The paper recommends implementing the Dilnot reforms and finding ways of ensuring the provision of mass market financial advice.

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