It summarises the findings to date from this project and has been written particularly to inform local authorities and partners about the work, to help them to achieve better outcomes for older people as well as best value in the use of public services and resources.
The paper highlights findings and messages about the priorities for ensuring older people can exercise greater choice and control over their support, including where and how they live. It also identifies some of the issues and barriers which get in the way of this happening.
A summary of the paper has been produced as an 'NDTi Insight' - part of a series of 2 page highlights of the most important learning from pieces of work carried out by NDTi.
This is available at the NDTi website on the following links
Alternatively try: http://snipurl.com/181twm
Helen Bowers, Head of the Older People and Ageing Programme at NDTi and author of the paper said
"The same level of commitment given to transforming health and social care is now required to transform expectations and experiences of older people with high support needs across all public services, including in residential care. Current debate in this area tends to focus on funding pressures and extending traditional services, rather than how we conceptualise, design and deliver support that promotes citizenship and transfers power from professionals and organisations to individuals, their families and friends."To find out more, contact:- Helen Bowers, Head of Older People & Ageing Programme, National Development Team for Inclusion Magnolia House, 21a Stour Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PL Tel. 01220 471423 helen.bowers at ndti.org.uk
Rob Greig, Chief Executive, National Development Team for Inclusion - Head Office, Montreux House, 18a James Street, West Bath, BA1 2BT Tel: 01225 789135 rob.greig at ndti.org.uk
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