At a glance 65: Better Life for older people with high support needs: the role of social care
Posted May 31 2014 6:54pm
I am referencing the following as I struggle to complete a piece of work for the TEL course. These key messages resonate with Hodges' model (back to work....):
Published: May 2014
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has identified seven key challenges to be addressed for older people with high support needs to achieve a better quality of life. Social care has a key role to play in meeting these challenges.
Old age is not about 'them': it is about all of us
Older people are individuals and they are, as a group, becoming more diverse
Relationships matter to us whatever our age; we have a fundamental human need to connect with others meaningfully
Older people with high support needs have many assets, strengths and resources that they can also bring to the development and provision of services
Whatever our age or support needs, we should all be treated as citizens: equal stakeholders with both rights and responsibilities
The individual and collective voices of older people with high support needs should be heard and given power
We need both to innovate and improve existing models
SCIE 's role is to share knowledge about what works and use this to produce practical resources. Many of these resources will support people working in all aspects of social care to address these challenges.