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Purpose – Social engagement is important for healthy ageing but may be challenging for residents of disadvantaged urban communities. For older residents of one such community, this project aimed to examine levels of social engagement and its link with wellbeing and community attachment....
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on a three year research project exploring the impacts of an intervention seeking to reduce social isolation in older people. Design/methodology/approach – This study used qualitative research methods and a participative approach to facilitate the...
Purpose – This paper aims to present a review on health and social care service integration, drawing on experience from the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada. Design/methodology/approach – A review of the literature was undertaken and critical summaries of the findings are presented. Findings –...
Purpose – This purpose of this paper is to provide details of a project to involve people with dementia in reviewing pieces of work being undertaken by Alzheimer's Society staff. Service User Review Panels (SURPs) were developed as a way to orientate participation around the requirements of...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on a qualitative exploratory study conducted in Wales to explore what dignity and care mean from the perspectives of men and women aged 50 years and older who self‐identified as being either African‐Caribbean/West Indian, or Black Welsh (third‐ or...
Purpose – This paper report on the evaluation of a project that aimed to improve the integration of care homes with health and social care services and with the wider community. Design/methodology/approach – The evaluation adopted a mixed methods approach, combining quantitative performance data...
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