Preventing loneliness and social isolation in older people – iriss – March 2014

Posted on March 5, 2014. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Preventing loneliness and social isolation in older people – iriss – March 2014

“Loneliness and isolation are common problems amongst older people in Scotland and have a profound detrimental effect on many aspects of health and wellbeing.
Tackling loneliness and isolation is inherently preventative in terms of delaying or avoiding the need for more intensive support.
While the evidence around which interventions are most effective in alleviating loneliness and isolation has limitations, we know that flexible support, ideally based within the community, and developed with the involvement of older people is effective. Group activities are also especially helpful.
We can identify several aspects of promising practice, but further evaluations are necessary to identify the most effective work in this field.

This Insight was written by Emma Collins (IRISS).”

 

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Understanding and measuring outcomes: the role of qualitative data – Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) – March 2013

Posted on March 27, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Research | Tags: , |

Understanding and measuring outcomes: the role of qualitative data – Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) – March 2013

This guide has been developed to support the collection and use of personal outcomes data. Personal outcomes data refers to information gathered from people supported by health and social services and their unpaid carers about what’s important to them in their lives and the ways in which they would like to be supported. The guide is divided into three parts.

Part 1 explores the links between an outcomes approach and qualitative data, why qualitative data is important and what it can achieve

Part 2 outlines a practical approach exploring collecting, recording, analysing and reporting qualitative data about personal outcomes

Part 3 highlights different approaches to qualitative analysis through case studies of people using qualitative data about outcomes for the first time”

… continues on the site

The Outcomes Toolbox – The Learning Exchange

“This toolbox, developed by IRISS in partnership with Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS), brings together a range of resources and knowledge relevant to an outcomes-focused approach in the social services.”

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