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Recent trends in life expectancy at older ages: update to 2014

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
29
Place of publication:
London

A summary of recent trends in life expectancy among those aged 65 and over in England, in the English regions and local authorities. The report shows that the overall upward trend in life expectancy at all older ages continues. Life expectancy at older ages in England is now the highest on record for all the age and sex groups studied, except for females aged 85, for whom it is the same as it was in 2011. The report shows however, that despite this overall picture of improvement, calculated life expectancy for older people in some parts of the country did not increase or fell. At English local authority level there are significant variations in the trend in life expectancy at older age for which there is no apparent explanation. The report also includes trends in life expectancy in the European Union. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Ageing well video

Author:
LOCAL GOVERNMENT IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
Publisher:
Local Government Improvement and Development
Publication year:
2010
Place of publication:
London

This video (9 minutes, 20 seconds) looks towards the future with an older population and explores how councils are looking at radical approaches, including the use of new technologies, to provide efficient individual services for residents. The video includes interviews with: Lesley Gavin (Futurologist), John Higgins (Joint Commissioning Manager, Westminster City Council), Matthew Poyiadgi (Computing Technology Industry Association) and members of the public.

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Going techno in the house

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 4.3.10, 2010, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

North Yorkshire Council has achieved success with its use of assistive technology and telecare in helping older people remain independent. This article looks at the local authorities approach and the benefits to their older residents.

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Caring in the older population: a research brief for local authorities

Author:
LLOYD James
Publisher:
International Longevity Centre UK
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
13p.
Place of publication:
London

This document is for local authorities engaged in planning and delivering services to support older carers and summarises ILC -UK and the National Centre for Social Research's Living and caring?: an investigation of the experience of older carers. It gives key points, the background and the characteristics of care provision and discusses access to services, leisure, health, housing, and quality of life and care recipients.

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Capacity to change: commissioning effective services for older people: workbook 2007

Author:
REID Andrew
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This workbook has been designed to assist local authority and health partners to gather data across the whole commissioning system to assist capacity planning which will then inform local commissioning plans. It will be of particular use when considering older people’s services. It is intended to be a practical tool for use by partnerships and can be easily adapted or customised for use in local areas. This workbook assists partners with this process by providing a framework for identifying existing services, service pressures, and financial data, all of which gives a firm basis for then agreeing a detailed and robust capacity plan within an overall Strategic Plan. The workbook has been developed and tested in a number of partnerships in Scotland.

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A new state of independence

Author:
GOSLING Paul
Journal article citation:
Local Government Chronicle, Supplement, March 2008, pp.4-6.
Publisher:
Emap Business

The challenge of an ageing population is changing care provision. The author discusses how councils can respond to growing demand for services, in spite of budget cuts.

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Towards an ageing society: summary of the final evaluation report of HACT’s older people’s programme

Author:
HOUSING ASSOCIATION CHARITABLE TRUST
Publisher:
Housing Association Charitable Trust
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
London

Hact’s Older People’s Programme set out to improve housing for older people. It was hugely successful. This document is a summary of the final evaluation report produced by Moyra Riseborough. It includes insights about specific policy areas, lessons for programme funders, government and local authorities.

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'Our real challenge is to deliver more for less'

Author:
NACIF Ana Paula
Journal article citation:
Local Government Chronicle, 4.10.07, 2007, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Emap Business

Despite its excellent performance ratings, Buckinghamshire County Council had issues with resident dissatisfaction. This article reports on its Transformation project, set up to deliver better and cheaper services, which brought together a group of local over-50S to ask them what they really wanted.

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Overview from the older people action learning sets

Author:
IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Publisher:
Improvement and Development Agency
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
London

This national programme to improve the quality of life for older people involved 50 local authorities working with partners such as Department for Work and Pensions and Better Government for Older People. Work was structured into Action Learning Sets who identified good practice on themes such as developing quality of life strategies and engaging older people.

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National service framework (NSF) for older people in Wales

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This joint Welsh Health and National Assembly for Wales circular accompanies the publication of the NSF for Older People in Wales. The NSF sets national standards for the health and social care of older people in Wales, and includes a 3 stage implementation programme.. Implementation will be the joint responsibility of, and will require co-operation between, NHS Trusts, Local Health Boards and Local Authorities, in partnership with other relevant stakeholders.

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