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Living on the edge: enabling older owner occupiers with moderate learning disabilities to live independently

Author:
EASTERBROOK Lorna
Publisher:
Care and Repair England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
41p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Nottingham

Increasing numbers of older people with moderate or mild learning disabilities live independently in their own homes - but some are facing crises that limit their abilities to continue to do so. This report looks at the situation facing older owner occupiers who: live in homes needing urgent repairs and/or adaptations; have reached a point of crisis at home; lack some comprehension, or have behavioural difficulties, that adversely affect their abilities to manage their everyday lives; are living in complex situations; or are facing the likelihood of crises recurring in the future.

Journal article

Enjoying living alone

Authors:
EASTERBROOK Lorna, JONES Brenda
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 8(3), September 2005, pp.22-25.
Publisher:
Emerald

The author looks at some of the assumptions about living alone in older age, while a Hanover tenant explains how she enjoys living in her own flat.

Journal article

How to make a complaint

Author:
EASTERBROOK Lorna
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 7(4), December 2003, pp.34-37.
Publisher:
Emerald

Sets out practical tips for older people when making a complaint.

Journal article

Who cares?

Author:
EASTERBROOK Lorna
Journal article citation:
Community Practitioner, 73(7), July 2000, pp.674-675.
Publisher:
Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association

Within a decade, Britain is projected to have more pensioners than children. The author, from the King's Fund, considers the implications for long-term care.

Journal article

Consulting with residents: EAC's card game

Authors:
EASTERBROOK Lorna, BILLETER Alex
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 14(3), 2011, pp.83-90.
Publisher:
Emerald

This article outlines the development of an annual National Housing for Older People Awards scheme, to celebrate innovation in extra care housing, using a card game between residents to gather views on the services they receive. The card game approach is informal, resident-led, and allows for group discussions and group scores and scoring by individuals. It provides meaningful comparisons with other schemes regionally and nationally. In the absence of formal evaluative research, the feedback from service users is that the card game, combined with the awards nomination and ceremony, is an enjoyable and effective means to elicit their views, with minimal input from the service provider agencies. The article, based on the first-hand knowledge of the development team, relates this development to the broader UK policy context which now requires older persons' accommodation services to develop a range of consultative approaches, and highlights the importance of including informal, scheme-based and social opportunities for residents to share their views. The authors concluded that the card game offers an enjoyable and engaging, but low cost means of providing essential feedback to service providers in housing with care and support.

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'Shortcut' to 'making a difference through volunteering' no. 1: overview of the research

Authors:
EASTERBROOK Lorna, et al
Publisher:
CSV
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
London

This ShortCut is the first in a series of five briefing papers that sets out issues for those involved in commissioning, providing and receiving volunteer services such as home care and intermediate care. It draws on research carried out in 2005-06 by the Older People’s Programme on services provided and supported by British Red Cross, CSV/RSVP and Help the Aged.

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'Shortcut' to 'making a difference through volunteering' no. 3: volunteers

Authors:
EASTERBROOK Lorna, et al
Publisher:
CSV
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

This ShortCut is the third in a series of five briefing papers that sets out issues for those involved in commissioning, providing and receiving volunteer services such as home care and intermediate care. It draws on research carried out in 2005-06 by the Older People’s Programme on services provided and supported by British Red Cross, CSV/RSVP and Help the Aged.

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'Shortcut' to 'making a difference through volunteering' no. 4: volunteer service providers

Authors:
EASTERBROOK Lorna, et al
Publisher:
CSV
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

This ShortCut is the fourth in a series of five briefing papers that sets out issues for those involved in commissioning, providing and receiving volunteer services such as home care and intermediate care. It draws on research carried out in 2005-06 by the Older People’s Programme on services provided and supported by British Red Cross, CSV/RSVP and Help the Aged.

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'Shortcut' to 'making a difference through volunteering' no. 5: local commissioners

Authors:
EASTERBROOK Lorna, et al
Publisher:
CSV
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

This ShortCut is the last in a series of five briefing papers that sets out issues for those involved in commissioning, providing and receiving volunteer services such as home care and intermediate care. It draws on research carried out in 2005-06 by the Older People’s Programme on services provided and supported by British Red Cross, CSV/RSVP and Help the Aged.

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Your rights to health care

Author:
EASTERBROOK Lorna
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
296p.
Place of publication:
London

This book provides information about the main entitlements to health care for older people, particularly NHS services provided in England. Chapters include: knowing your rights; asking for and getting help; GPs and primary care services; opticians and eyesight; hearing services; therapies and other support; mental health; going in to hospital; coming out of hospital;  organ and blood donation; death and dying; and making complaints.

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