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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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Older people and housing benefit administration in London

Author:
AGE CONCERN LONDON
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

This brief report draws on a month long monitoring exercise by Age Concern Information and Advice services in London. Stemming from a concern about older people and housing and council tax benefits, it reveals the may ways in which stress and frustration arise through poor administration and inability to understand and negotiate a very complex system.

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Older people in Scotland: results from the first year of the Scottish household survey

Authors:
MACDONALD Charlotte, STORKEY Helen, RAAB Gillian
Publisher:
Scottish Executive. Central Research Unit,|Stationery Office
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
84p.,tables.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This report presents an analysis of data relating to older people in Scotland collected during 1999, the first year of the Scottish Household Survey (SHS). The study aims to: provide a comparative analysis of the first year of results from the SHS relating to older people, drawing where appropriate on other quantitative data sources; to combine analysis with contemporary discussion of older people's issues and identify related policy initiatives; to identify gaps in existing data sources in relation to older people and advise on outstanding issues requiring further research or data collection; and to examine the data to find out how older people live, where they live, their income and expenditure, their access to and use of local services, their leisure and learning activities, their roles as carers or as someone cared for, their opinions and attitudes, and their participation in the community.

Book

Know your complementary therapies

Author:
HERZBERG Eileen Inge
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
287p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Provides a basic background to all of the main complementary therapies, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, spiritual healing, homeopathy and osteopathy

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Improving and understanding older persons' housing needs and services in Renfrewshire

Author:
SCOTTISH HOMES
Publisher:
Scottish Homes
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow
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Older people in Scotland: results from the first year of the Scottish Household Survey (summary)

Authors:
MACDONALD Charlotte, STORKEY Helen, RAAB Gillian
Publisher:
The Stationery Office
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Older people in Scotland: results from the first year of the Scottish Household Survey (full text)

Authors:
MACDONALD Charlotte, STORKEY Helen, RAAB Gillian
Publisher:
The Stationery Office
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
82p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Journal article

Social work gerontological practice: the need for faculty development in the new millennium

Authors:
BERKMAN Barbara, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 34(1), 2001, pp.5-23.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

This article argues that there is a pressing need to upgrade the gerontological knowledge and skills of practicing social workers in the USA. Geriatrics and gerontology, as specialised fields of knowledge, have not been sufficiently integrated into formal academic training programmes. Major trends in the health care environment impacting on social work education, including technological advances, a shift from inpatient to outpatient and community care settings, increasing diversity of the older population, and client and family participation in decision-making. Calls for social work education to emphasize new content areas in gerontology and the development of new skills in clinical, case management, care co-ordination, and teamwork.

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Best value review of local authority day care for older people

Author:
EDINBURGH. City Council. Best Value Review Group on Day Care and Allied Services
Publisher:
Edinburgh. City Council
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
41p.

Part of Edinburgh Council's Social Work Service  provides a range of services which support older people and their carers. Day Care Services are offered within  twelve centres. The aim of these being to help to enable older people to remain within their own home wherever possible.

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A buyer's guide to retirement housing

Editors:
BHARMAL Rashida, GRIFFIN Chris, (eds.)
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
78p.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
Rev. ed.

As people grow older, their housing needs often change. This book guides readers through all the areas to be explored, which would still enable people to live independently. Contents include: housing options; location; communal facilities; design; the role of the scheme manager; making the purchase; terms of ownership; management services; service charges and other costs; arrangements for reselling; and other important rights in retirement housing.

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