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Editorial We have a first for Working with Older People in this how the pedants will rejoice to have that particular edition, namely the attempt on the Guinness World argument resurrected), when women were girls, lambs Record for the largest tea party! Never before has so gambolled on the train, chips came with butter, and all much tea been drunk by so many (not even in my was well with the world (okay, some of those may be house at editing time). This lovely idea, bringing people made up). It was in this year that I began working with together through a simple shared activity, is described Pavilion, editing Working with Older People. How quickly in these pages. that time has gone. Now I’ve been editor for three We also have articles on the fairer charging system years, it’s time for someone new to take over. So I am introduced for care from social services to support very pleased to be able to tell you that from 2005 older people (and others) to live at home; and on the Fiona Thomas will be the editor. lessons from voluntary sector projects working with Fiona has written for WwOP on several occasions, statutory colleagues to provide intermediate care and has been particularly involved with ERoSH and services. with sheltered housing in general. She has a When someone close to us dies, it can be very background in journalism and PR, and has a great distressing to continue to receive post in their name, enthusiasm for all things health, social care, housing which does happen for a while until everyone has been and older people. I know she will do a fantastic job and notified. How much more distressing, then, to keep I’m really pleased she’ll be taking over. receiving unsolicited mail offering them ‘the holiday of However, those of you who may be of a despairing a lifetime’ or – even more cruelly, perhaps – with nature do not despair just yet. I have one more issue – details of insurance schemes that would pay out in the December – to go. So here is the final challenge: event of their death. An article on the Deceased should I use the last editorial to tell you my best jokes Preference Service explains how to stop this unsolicited ever, or should I leave with some dignity intact? post. It also highlights the need to counter the growing Answers by email, please! trends in identity fraud, where the personal details of someone who has died are discovered, stolen and used Lorna Easterbrook to obtain loans, credit and goods. Editor Now, do you remember the first year of this new century? Yes – that’s right, 2001 (no, not 2000 – oh, Helena Herklots Editorial Board Assistant Director/Head of Policy, Policy Unit, Dr Mark Bayliss Age Concern England Consultant Physician, Brighton General Hospital Michéle Hollywood Nick Bishop Marketing Director, Hanover Housing Association Senior Manager, Social Services, Portsmouth City Tom Hoyes Council Vice President, National Council on Ageing/ Katerina Clarke Age Concern England Communications Manager, Action on Elder Abuse Ann Mackay Lorna Easterbrook Executive Director of Community Care, Editor, Working with Older People English Community Care Association Liz Evans Claudine McCreadie Ward Sister, Wycombe General Hospital Research Fellow, Age Concern Institute of Gerontology, Kings College London John Galvin Director, Elderly Accommodation Council Dave Paveling Director, Centre for Sheltered Housing Studies Working with Older People September 2004 Volume 8 Issue 3 © Pavilion http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

Editorial

Working with Older People , Volume 8 (3): 1 – Sep 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1366-3666
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10.1108/13663666200400033
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Abstract

We have a first for Working with Older People in this how the pedants will rejoice to have that particular edition, namely the attempt on the Guinness World argument resurrected), when women were girls, lambs Record for the largest tea party! Never before has so gambolled on the train, chips came with butter, and all much tea been drunk by so many (not even in my was well with the world (okay, some of those may be house at editing time). This lovely idea, bringing people made up). It was in this year that I began working with together through a simple shared activity, is described Pavilion, editing Working with Older People. How quickly in these pages. that time has gone. Now I’ve been editor for three We also have articles on the fairer charging system years, it’s time for someone new to take over. So I am introduced for care from social services to support very pleased to be able to tell you that from 2005 older people (and others) to live at home; and on the Fiona Thomas will be the editor. lessons from voluntary sector projects working with Fiona has written for WwOP on several occasions, statutory colleagues to provide intermediate care and has been particularly involved with ERoSH and services. with sheltered housing in general. She has a When someone close to us dies, it can be very background in journalism and PR, and has a great distressing to continue to receive post in their name, enthusiasm for all things health, social care, housing which does happen for a while until everyone has been and older people. I know she will do a fantastic job and notified. How much more distressing, then, to keep I’m really pleased she’ll be taking over. receiving unsolicited mail offering them ‘the holiday of However, those of you who may be of a despairing a lifetime’ or – even more cruelly, perhaps – with nature do not despair just yet. I have one more issue – details of insurance schemes that would pay out in the December – to go. So here is the final challenge: event of their death. An article on the Deceased should I use the last editorial to tell you my best jokes Preference Service explains how to stop this unsolicited ever, or should I leave with some dignity intact? post. It also highlights the need to counter the growing Answers by email, please! trends in identity fraud, where the personal details of someone who has died are discovered, stolen and used Lorna Easterbrook to obtain loans, credit and goods. Editor Now, do you remember the first year of this new century? Yes – that’s right, 2001 (no, not 2000 – oh, Helena Herklots Editorial Board Assistant Director/Head of Policy, Policy Unit, Dr Mark Bayliss Age Concern England Consultant Physician, Brighton General Hospital Michéle Hollywood Nick Bishop Marketing Director, Hanover Housing Association Senior Manager, Social Services, Portsmouth City Tom Hoyes Council Vice President, National Council on Ageing/ Katerina Clarke Age Concern England Communications Manager, Action on Elder Abuse Ann Mackay Lorna Easterbrook Executive Director of Community Care, Editor, Working with Older People English Community Care Association Liz Evans Claudine McCreadie Ward Sister, Wycombe General Hospital Research Fellow, Age Concern Institute of Gerontology, Kings College London John Galvin Director, Elderly Accommodation Council Dave Paveling Director, Centre for Sheltered Housing Studies Working with Older People September 2004 Volume 8 Issue 3 © Pavilion

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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