Feature Helen Dickens Deputy Chief Executive, Age Concern Surrey is so restrictive that only a tiny number of people qualify. My In the years since 1988 I have had a number of roles, all working with older people, in both the statutory and private sectors. I returned to the work Age Concern fold for three years’ work on the national helpline at Age Helen Dickens reflects on her work with Age Concern England, before finally moving to Age Concern, and her recent brush with academia. Concern Surrey in 1999. Although I have now clocked up 14 years with different Age Concerns, I My life with the Age Concern movement began in have also had the benefit of a wider experience 1988 as a visiting officer for Age Concern outside the voluntary sector. I have come to believe Runnymede. Essentially I was a community worker, that most people find they are comfortable in a helping older people with benefits claims and some particular working environment and culture, and of the other hazards that beset them in later life. I for me it is the voluntary sector. Equally, during my distinctly remember helping a 90-year old time working for social services
Working with Older People – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 2004
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