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Range and Capacity Review Group: second report: the future care of older people in Scotland

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive Range and Capacity Review Group
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
72p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This is the second and final report from the Scottish Executive Health Department’s Range and Capacity Review Group The National Delayed Discharge Action Plan (March 2002) highlighted the need to carry out a range and capacity review of community care services for older people, and led to the establishment of this Range and Capacity Review Group. The first report of the Group Projections of community care service users, workforce and costs was published on 16 July 2004. This was modelling work that presented 7 scenarios and then, for each of these scenarios, set out statistical projections of the numbers of community care service users and of workforce and cost implications at a Scotland level up to 2019. It did not set the context for care, nor did it make recommendations about the way forward. These matters are addressed in this report. This report does not provide, as some might have expected, a detailed analysis of the different models that were outlined in the Group’s first report. As the work progressed it quickly became apparent that the national review group could not decide what should happen at local level. Of the scenarios in the first report, scenario 7 (the joint future model) is the one that fits best with the direction of policy and practice in Scotland. But the way in which a joint future model is delivered in one area will be different from that in another area, because of the mix of existing services (and their inter-action, of which more is said later about a whole systems approach), and the local population and geography. This report therefore sets out: the group's understanding of the big problems, the context in the light of recent, major reports (notably Building a Health Service Fit for the Future (the Kerr Report), Delivering for Health, Better Outcomes for Older People, and the 21st Century Social Work Review), and a vision for care for the increasing ageing population in years to come. The report is therefore neither an action plan nor a model of care, but it sets out principles, a vision for care that has to be worked out in detail at local level.

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AGEnda - information for older people

Authors:
AGE CONCERN SCOTLAND, SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive. Older People's Unit
Publisher:
The Scottish Executive Older People's Unit
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

A collection of articles for older people. In this winter edition the contents is "well and warm this winter"; "free central heating at the end of your phone"; "study proves huge volunteering benefits"; "mental health and well-being in later life"; "the pension service"; "getting extra reassurance and advice in Aberdeen", and "help delivered by Postwatch Scotland"

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AGEnda: Information for Older People

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scottish Executive Older People's Unit
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The Scottish Executive's newsletter for older people. In this isssue: introducing Hugh Henry MSP, transport, free personal care, involving older people, healthy ageing, being active, older people and the arts, older learners, volunteering, adding life to years, new standards for care homes, looking for a dentist, and other news and information.

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Fifty plus: information for older people

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive Health Department
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Old, alone, and neglected: care of the aged in the United States and Scotland

Author:
KAYSER-JONES Jeanie Schmit
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
121p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Berkeley, CA

First published in 1981, reissued in 1991 with a new epilogue. Studies the dynamics of institutional life for elderly people.

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Improving care for older people: good practice examples

Author:
SOCIAL WORK INSPECTION AGENCY
Publisher:
Social Work Inspection Agency
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
10p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This paper sets out a range of good practice examples of services for older people, including people with dementia, which were seen during performance inspections of 18 local authority social work services in Scotland to end of December 2007.

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Well connected

Author:
McCORMACK Helen
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 14.06.07, 2007, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author reports on the Disconnected Mind project. The project is building on the Mental Health Survey, and an IQ test taken in 1947 by every child in Scotland born in 1936. For the project, 1,091 of the original participants were traced and agreed to re-sit the tests. The findings are now being complied on the role of diet, exercise, lifestyle and genetics have on our mental abilities as we age.

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Being included in your community and getting the support that is right for you: ideas about ways the Local Area Co-ordination approach can support older people

Author:
OUTSIDE THE BOX DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Publisher:
Outside the Box Development Support
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
31p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow

This report includes a summary of the main points raised at two workshop with older people run by Outside the Box in August 2006 to look at how the approach which underpins Local Area Co-ordination could be used to support people. The report also includes ideas about how people can take on this discussion in their areas and draws on examples and experiences from people in Scotland and in other places.

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Finding out about opportunities for older people: a partnership project between Older People in South Lanarkshire, Better Government for Older People and Outside the Box Development Support: aeport from the first stage ... and plans for the next stage

Author:
OUTSIDE THE BOX DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Publisher:
Outside the Box Development Support
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow

A project that enabled older people in South Lanarkshire to find out about what is happening on other places around issues which they feel are important to the lives of older people is described. The project also enabled them to share the information and ideas with other organisation in South Lanarkshire, and with other groups of older people across Scotland. The main topics older people wanted to include in the project were employment, volunteering, arts and cultural activities, transport, training for staff and volunteers working with older people, healthy living, and regenerating a sense of community.

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AGEnda: information for Older People

Authors:
AGE CONCERN SCOTLAND, SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scottish Executive Older People's Unit
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

A magazine with information for older people. In this issue: 'listening and involving'; 'older people and the arts'; 'useful information from age concern'; 'safe and secure'; 'good health'; and 'money matters.

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