At a glance 65: Better Life for older people with high support needs: the role of social care – Social Care Institute for Excellence – May 2014

Posted on May 23, 2014. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

At a glance 65: Better Life for older people with high support needs: the role of social care – Social Care Institute for Excellence – May 2014

Key messages

“The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has identified seven key challenges to be addressed for older people with high support needs to achieve a better quality of life. Social care has a key role to play in meeting these challenges.

Old age is not about ‘them’: it is about all of us
Older people are individuals and they are, as a group, becoming more diverse
Relationships matter to us whatever our age; we have a fundamental human need to connect with others meaningfully
Older people with high support needs have many assets, strengths and resources that they can also bring to the development and provision of services
Whatever our age or support needs, we should all be treated as citizens: equal stakeholders with both rights and responsibilities
The individual and collective voices of older people with high support needs should be heard and given power
We need both to innovate and improve existing models

SCIE’s role is to share knowledge about what works and use this to produce practical resources. Many of these resources will support people working in all aspects of social care to address these challenges.”

SCIE press release: A better life for older people with high support needs: the role of social care – 20 May 2014

 

 

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